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GUIDANCE DOCUMENT

Prohibition of Distributing Free Samples of Tobacco Products Guidance for Industry October 2017

Final
Issued by:
Guidance Issuing Office
Center for 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

Submit Comments

Submit comments on this guidance document electronically via docket ID: FDA-2013-S-0610 - Specific Electronic Submissions Intended For FDA's Dockets Management Staff (i.e., Citizen Petitions, Draft Proposed Guidance Documents, Variances, and other administrative record submissions)

If unable to submit comments online, please mail written comments to:

Dockets Management
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Rm 1061
Rockville, MD 20852

All comments should be identified with the title of the guidance.

Questions?

Contact Point
Contact CTP
Document Control Center
Center for Tobacco Products
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave WO71-G335
Silver Spring, MD 20993-002
AskCTP@fda.hhs.gov
(877) 287-1373 (9am EST-4pm EST)