Congress recently passed a $1.37 trillion spending bill that included a Provision to Raise The Minimum Legal Sales Age For All Tobacco Products from 18 to 21 Nationwide.
Upon the President’s Signature on December 20, 2019, The Age Change Became Effective Immediately. Highlights are Below:
To Help Retailers Better Understand Their Responsibilities Under The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act) and Comply with the Law, The Central Compliance Agency Provides Preliminary Prepration Webinars, Training Videos, And Guidance Orientations.
The Central Compliance Agency Helps to Educate Retailers And Their Employees About The Tobacco Control Act and Tobacco Regulations And Guidelines.
The CCA Also Works With State Regulators to Enforce Regulations to Reduce The Harm of Tobacco.
The Central Compliance Agency Has Created Several Prepratory Tools to Assist Industry And High-Risk Retailers in Uunderstanding The Tobacco Control Act, Tobacco Regulations, And How to Remain in Compliance.
The CCA's Tobacco Prepratory Regulatory Compliance Webinars Provide Tobacco Compliance Education And Information to Retailers And Small Businesses.
* The Central Compliance Agency's T21 Orientation Department Is Gratified That This Common-Sense And Evidence-Based Prevention is Finally in place at the federal level, But we are Gravely Disappointed in its Enforcement Structure, And Fear That Unless The FDA and/or Cities and States Increase Enforcement Against Rogue Retailers, The Effect of The Law Will be Greatly Diminished. Moreover, Passage of This Law Alone is Insufficient to Address the Public Health Crisis That Our Kids And Their Parents Face. Other Measures, Such as Tobacco Retailer Licensing Laws, Flavor Ingredient Restrictions, Limits on High-Dose Nicotine Salts, And Internet Sales Prohibitions Must be Adopted.
To Protect The Health of Future Generations, The Central Compliance Agency Provides Comprehensive Prepratory Compliance Management That Closely Monitors High-Risk Retailer, Manufacturer, Importer, and Distributor Compliance with Federal Tobacco Laws And Regulations and Takes Corrective Actions So Violations Dont Occur.
All Compliance Preliminary Violations Investigated by The Central Compliance Agency Must and Will be Reported and Documented For Security and Training Purposes.
**PRE-COMPLIANCE CHECK INSPECTIONS**
On Behalf Of Public Interests, The Central Compliance Agency Conducts Preliminary In-House Inspections of Tobacco Product Retailers to Determine a Retailer's Compliance Risk with Federal, State and Local Laws and Regulations, Including The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as amended by the Tobacco Control Act, and CTP Rules and Regulations.
During Prepratory Undercover Buy Inspections The High Risk Employee is Unaware An Inspection is Taking Place. The CCA Underage Aide and Inspector Will Not Identify Themselves. Once An Assessment Has Been Provided, An Recommended Compliance Orientation or Educational Will be Issued To All High Risk Employees.
Note: This Agency Is Not The FDA or Any Regulatory Agency And The Compliance With This Agency Does Not Imply Compliance With All Applicable Statutory and Regulatory Requirements of Any Regulatory Agency.
Under the law, if You Fail To Meet Federal, State or Local Regulatory Guidelines Pertaining to Tobacco, The FDA may pursue a No-Tobacco-Sale Order (NTSO) against retailers that have a total of five or more repeated violations of certain restrictions within 36 months. Retailers are prohibited from selling regulated tobacco products at the specified location during the period of the NTSO.
Retailers who receive an NTSO complaint from the FDA may either:
In determining the period of a No-Tobacco-Sale Order, the FDA considers the nature, circumstances, extent, and gravity of the violations and, with respect to the violator, ability to pay, effect on ability to continue to do business, any history of prior such violations, the degree of culpability, and such other matters as justice may require.
* The Central Compliance Agency's Efforts Are To PREVENT VIOLATIONS When FDA conducts OFFICIAL UNANNOUNCED COMPLIANCE check inspections.
* To Prepare For An UNOFFICIAL PREPROTORY COMPLIANCE CHECK Contact The Central Compliance Agency By Phone (202) 403-0752 or Email for More Details!
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