The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies e-cigarettes and all related products as tobacco products. They regulate the sale, advertising, promotion, distribution, manufacture, import, packaging and labeling of e-cigarette products based on the laws set forth in the Tobacco Control Act and the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).
Alabama state tobacco laws (Alabama Clean Indoor Act – 2003) do not place restrictions on e-cigarette use in public places or businesses. ‘No Smoking’ laws do not apply to e-cigarettes. It is assumed that ‘no smoking’ signs posted by businesses do not prevent the use of electronic cigarettes. However, it is advised that, if asked to refrain from using e-cigarettes in a business, you heed the discretion of property owners.
There are an abundance of e-cigarette stores to be found throughout Alabama.
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The United States is not a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The United States signed the FCTC on May 10, 2004, but has not ratified the treaty.
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