Proposed New Rule R384-418

Proposed New Rule R384-418

On January 1, 2020, the Utah Office of Administrative Rules published a proposed new rule R384-418 – Electronic-Cigarette Mandatory Nicotine Warning Signage and Sale Restrictions filed by the Utah Department of Health. The proposed new rule will require all tobacco retailers that choose to sell electronic-cigarette products or electronic-cigarette substances to display mandatory nicotine warning signs and will restrict the sale of flavored electronic-cigarette products and electronic-cigarette substances to age-restricted retail tobacco specialty businesses.

The proposed new rule can be found in the 01/01/2020 Utah State Bulletin https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2020/b20200101.pdf beginning on page 153.

The Utah Department of Health is seeking public comment on the proposed rule until the close of business on Friday February 28, 2020. Please send written comments to tobaccorulescomments@utah.gov or to the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, Utah Department of Health, PO Box 142106, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2106. Please be aware that each comment will receive a written response and will become a part of the public record. UDOH will keep contact information confidential.

A public hearing will be held on Wednesday January 22, 2020 from 9:00am-11:00am at the Utah Department of Health Cannon Building in Room 125, located at 288 North 1460 West, Salt Lake City, UT. Individuals who wish to listen to this meeting by telephone may contact the conference line at 1-877-820-7831. The participant passcode is 110630.

The new proposed rule may become effective on March 16, 2020 and allows retailers until Tuesday March 31, 2020 to comply. Digital versions of the nicotine warning signage in both English and Spanish can be found here:

UDOH_Nicotine_Warning_Signs_2020

If you have any questions, please contact:

Policy Contact:
Christy Cushing
Policy Analyst
Tobacco Prevention & Control Program
Utah Department of Health
(o) 801-538-6260
ccushing@utah.gov

Media Contact:
Ryan Bartlett
Media & Communications Coordinator
Tobacco Prevention & Control Program
Utah Department of Health
(o) 801-538-6917
(m) 605-201-7950
rbartlett@utah.gov

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