Facebook and Instagram unveil new policy restricting sales and content for tobacco and alcohol products

Facebook and Instagram unveil new policy restricting sales and content for tobacco and alcohol products. The new policy prohibits all private sales, trades, transfers and gifting of alcohol and tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on Facebook and Instagram. Brands that post content related to the sale or transfer of these products must restrict it to adults 18 years old and up. The policy applies to Facebook Groups created to sell or alcohol or tobacco products. Influencers may continue to post content related to alcohol and tobacco (including to those under 18), and individual users including those under 18 can post content related to tobacco and vape products. CNN