The FDA also extended the deadline for manufacturers and retailers to comply with new warning statements required for packaging and advertisements on cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, pipe tobacco, electronic cigarettes, vapor products, hookah tobacco and cigars. A May 10, 2018, guidance document titled “Three-Month Extension of Certain Tobacco Product Compliance Deadlines Related to the Final Deeming Rule” moved the health-warning statement deadline back to Aug. 10, 2018.

The new addictiveness warning statement will read “WARNING: This product contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical.” (Cigars will have five other new warning statements required, in addition to this nicotine statement.)

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