Tobacco Products

Prohibition of Distributing Free Samples of Tobacco Products

October 2017

This guidance is intended to help tobacco product manufacturers, distributors, and retailers understand the prohibition of distributing free samples of tobacco products set forth in Title 21 CFR Part 1140 and to explain what you should do in order to comply with the regulations. The document explains, among other things, what activities and which persons are subject to the regulations, as well as how the prohibition of distributing free samples applies to the distribution of tobacco products through:

  • non-monetary exchanges
  • membership and rewards programs
  • contests and games of chance
  • business-to-business exchanges


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