FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products released a new Tobacco Compliance Webinar, “Tips for Retailers: Preventing Sales to Persons Under 21 Years of Age.”
This webinar provides an overview of the various resources available to retailers that may help prevent the sale of tobacco products to individuals under the age of 21, focusing on age verification, internal compliance checks, and recommended training practices.
Specifically, the webinar focuses on following topics:
Regarding proper age verification procedures, the webinar explains that acceptable forms of photo identification include the following:
The webinar also covers recent updates to federal law for tobacco products containing nicotine not derived from tobacco. After July 13, 2022, a non-tobacco nicotine product can only be legally marketed in the United States if it has received a marketing granted order (MGO) from FDA. Without this MGO, a product is in violation of the law and its manufacturer, retailer, distributor, or importer may be subject to FDA enforcement.
To watch the FDA webinar, click on the title link below:
Tips for Retailers: Preventing Sales to Persons Under 21 Years of Age
Visit the FDA website to see more Tobacco Compliance Webinars.
OWMA members, you are encouraged to share this information with your retail accounts.