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FDA Announces Tobacco Retailer Training Sessions

Wednesday, July 7, 2010  
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products will host the first of five live retailer training sessions on federal tobacco regulations in Boston, MA on Monday, July 19 from 1:00-5:00 PM EST.

Retailers who sell tobacco are encouraged to participate in the training session in person, by phone, or by webcast. The first training session will be held at:

Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

The remaining four retailer training sessions will be held this summer in Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, and Los Angeles, CA. Dates, times, and locations will be posted on our website as soon as available. There is no charge to attend any of these training sessions.

Discussion topics include:
  • Who is subject to the regulation
  • Who is subject to the regulation
  • What tobacco products are regulated
  • Prohibition of sale and distribution of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco to persons younger then 18 years of age
  • Self service displays and vending machines
  • Minimum cigarette and smokeless tobacco package sizes
  • Prohibition of free samples of cigarettes
  • Coupons
  • Sponsorships
  • Non-tobacco gift or items
  • Flavored cigarettes
  • "Light, Low and Mild” cigarettes
For more information and to register, visit:

http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/ResourcesforYou/ForIndustry/Retailer/ucm217770.htm


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