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Brief Overview

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).

As of May 2015, the use of e-cigarettes in Texas is specifically banned on school campuses, in hospitals, indoor theaters, elevators, trains, airplanes, libraries, and museums. Outside of these areas there are currently no further restrictions.

There are a large number of e-cigarette stores to be found in Texas, including in and around the greater Fort Worth area, San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Amarillo, Lubbock, Beaumont, and El Paso with a smaller number also to be found throughout other areas of the state.

On January 11th, 2018 the San Antonio Council voted 9-2 in favor of a ban on sales of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes to customers under the age of 21. The new age restrictions will take effect on the 1st of October, 2018.

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