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T.E.A.M. is here to provide technical assistance to tobacco license holders for decreasing the amount of tobacco ads and promotions in their stores. By doing this retailers will be able to to help reduce the youth tobacco use rate in Nebraska.



What Is a Potential Tobacco Product Violation?

Potential tobacco product violations include (but are not limited to):

  • Sales to minors

  • Flavored cigarette sales

  • Illegal marketing and advertising – The Tobacco Control Act gives the FDA the ability to regulate certain marketing and advertising activities by the tobacco industry, including:

    • Describing tobacco products as “light,” “mild,” or “low” – or claiming a product is safer or less harmful without an FDA order

    • Distributing t-shirts or other promotional or novelty items with brand names of cigarette or smokeless tobacco products 

    • Sponsoring events using the brand name of a tobacco product

  • Distribution of free samples of tobacco products except in limited circumstances

  • Placement of cigarette or smokeless tobacco product vending machines in prohibited areas (or providing access to self-service or direct access of tobacco products in prohibited areas)

  • Sale of cigarettes in packages of less than 20

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