It’s been fifteen years and three presidents since it was first proposed, but the FDA has now signed off on a new set of rules for tobacco companies that seek to limit the marketing of cigarettes and chewing tobacco to teens and children. These new rules cover both advertising and distribution and will essentially put an end to tobacco-branded clothing, tobacco-sponsored sporting and music events, and the use of music in tobacco ads on the radio.
Here are the highlights of the rules that are scheduled to go into effect on June 22:
Do you think these rules will have any effect on curbing smoking in teens? Are there some rules you think go too far?