When the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act was signed into law on June 22, 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was granted the authority to regulate tobacco products. And with that new responsibility came the job of conducting retail compliance inspections—and imposing fines for violations that can span from warning letters to the prohibition of tobacco sales.

In this edition of CSP’s Regulation Report, we explore how retailers should comply with FDA regulations, and what they need to know when an inspector shows up at their door.