Tobacco Products

Retail Sales of Tobacco Products

FDA regulates all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, and hookah tobacco

Tobacco retailers play a direct role in protecting kids from nicotine addiction and the deadly effects of tobacco use. Learn what tobacco retailers need to do to comply with the new rules designed to prevent our nation's youth from becoming the next generation of Americans to die prematurely from tobacco-related disease.

Note: If you mix or prepare e-liquids, make or modify vaporizers, or mix loose tobacco, you will  be regulated as both a retailer and a tobacco product manufacturer.

Summary of the Federal Rules for Tobacco Retailers

By complying with federal tobacco regulations and state tobacco regulations, retailers help keep tobacco products out of the hands of youth.

Tobacco Retail Compliance Webinars

Join our webinars on federal tobacco regulations. These webinars are designed to provide FDA tobacco compliance education and information to retailers and small businesses. Some webinars include a Q&A session to provide you the opportunity to have your questions answered by FDA.


Retailer Education Materials

Use these materials and tools to learn more and help raise awareness of federal tobacco product regulations.

Retail Rules for Cigar Sales flyer
Retail Rules for Hookah and Pipe Tobacco Sales flyer
Retail Rules for Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Sales flyer

Regulations & Guidance

Learn about federal tobacco regulations and guidance focused on the sale, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products.

Retailer Training and Enforcement

Get information on how to comply with federal tobacco regulations, enforcement activities, and compliance checks.

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