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Sampling: How does the FDA law affect local ordinances in California?

Understanding what types of sampling the federal law prevents & where

Fact Sheet
Tobacco Prevention

For years, tobacco companies have been distributing free samples of tobacco products, targeting young people in particular to lure new customers.

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, commonly referred to as the FDA law, created new restrictions on this practice (known as “sampling”) but did not eliminate it completely.

This fact sheet was developed by ChangeLab Solutions to explain what types of sampling the federal law prevents and where, outlining what communities can do to further restrict free tobacco giveaways.