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HHS/FDA RIN: 0910-AI51 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Prohibition of Sale of Tobacco Products to Persons Younger Than 21 Years of Age 

As required by the section 603 of Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, (Pub. L. 116-94), FDA is issuing a final rule to make conforming changes to its regulations to: reflect the increased minimum age of sale for tobacco products from 18 to 21 years of age, increase the minimum age for verification from under the age of 27 to under the age of 30; and increase the minimum age for facilities that maintain vending machines or self-service displays that sell tobacco products from 18 years to 21 years of age.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Section 3(f)(1) Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1140.14    21 CFR 1140.16   
Legal Authority: Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, Pub. L. 116-94, sec. 603   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Pub. L. 116-94 requires final rule by 6/17/2020  06/17/2020 

Overall Description of Deadline: Section 603 of Public Law 116-94 requires FDA to issue this final rule by 6/17/2020.

Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  04/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Beth Buckler
Senior Regulatory Counsel
Department of Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration
Center for Tobacco Products, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Document Control Center, Building 71, Room G335,
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Phone:877 287-1373