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TTB Newsletter for September 13, 2013

Greetings! We hope you are having an enterprising and guileless week! This week's top stories include information about our 10-year anniversary,'s New Visitors Guide, the FDA's new guidance document for tobacco retailers, and a list of this week's most popular distilled spirits pages at

In the TTB Newsletter, we compile the top TTB news of the week and other helpful information about the Bureau and the Federal alcohol and tobacco laws and regulations we enforce.

Please send any questions or comments to the Executive Liaison for Industry and State Matters,

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Celebrating 10 Years at the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2003-2013

Formed by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, TTB is now a decade old, and has distinguished itself as an innovative agency in the federal government.

Read more at our 10th Year Anniversary Web Page. New VisitorS GUide

If you are new to TTB or to our public website, you may need some help navigating all the information available to you at Our New Visitors Guide is a good place to start. From the sections below, you can choose the heading that best describes you or your reason for visiting us today. If you're just curious about, read the quick guide and take a tour of the site. Or you can learn more by subscribing to email updates, finding the answers to common questions, or contacting us.

FDA Issues Guidance Document on Training Programs for Tobacco Retailers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a guidance document for tobacco retailers titled Tobacco Retailer Training Programs (PDF).  This guidance document is intended to assist retailers in implementing training programs for employees to learn about and comply with the federal laws and regulations restricting the sale and distribution of, including youth access to, cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, as well as the advertising and promotion of these tobacco products, according to the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products.

Learn more about this guidance document at the Tobacco Retailer Training Programs page at

For information on how to send comments to the FDA on the guidance document, see the FDA's September 5, 2013 Federal Register notice: Guidance for Tobacco Retailers on Tobacco Retailer Training.


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