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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tobacco Products

Enforcement Policy Concerning Certain Regulations Restricting the Sale and Distribution of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco


May 2010







This guidance is intended to provide information related to certain provisions of the regulations restricting the sale and distribution of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. See 75 Federal Register 13225 (March 19, 2010). These regulations are effective June 22, 2010.1 More specifically, this guidance provides clarifying information related to FDA’s enforcement policy concerning 21 CFR sections 1140.16(a) and 1140.32(a) of the final rule. 






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