This course introduces the world of tobacco laws and regulation. Throughout this course, United States federal laws concerning the sale of tobacco and tobacco-related products will be discussed.
In the United States, the "Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act," also known as the "Tobacco Control Act," governs the ways in which tobacco products may be sold and distributed to consumers. This course-and the Tobacco Control Act-focuses primarily on keeping tobacco and tobacco-related products out of the hands of children (by law, defined as anyone under the age of 18 years old). These restrictions involve numerous regulatory and advertising standards, as well as strict laws regarding the advertising and promotion of cigarettes and other tobacco-containing products.
This course also explains the significant health risks to smokers and others who use tobacco products, and seeks to minimize the damage done to the youngest generations by helping them choose to avoid becoming smokers or tobacco users.
At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the regulations placed on the manufacture, production, marketing, advertising, and promotion of cirgarettes, and other tobacco related products.
- Examine the numerous helath risks associate with cigarette smoking and the use of tobacco-containing products.
- Identify the ways in which children should be protected from cigarette and tobacco-related promotions.
- Describe the proper procedures for carding people who appear to be underage before selling tobacco products to them.
- Explain e-cigarettes and the current lack of laws surrounding this new "alternative" to smoking.
- Define the dangers involved in smoking e-cigarettes, and learn abou the concerns shared by the American Lung Association, FDA, and Centers for Disease Control regarding e-cigarettes.
Lesson 1: The Tobacco Control Act, Part 1
Lesson 2: The Tobacco Control Act, Part 2
Lesson 3: Health Effects of Youth Tobacco Use
Lesson 4: Written Company Policies
Lesson 5: Refusing Sales
Lesson 6: E-Cigarettes
End of Course Instructions
Upon successful completion of the course and passing of the final exam, a certificate of completion will be available to print.
Each quiz must be passed with a minimum score of 70 percent in order to proceed to the next lesson.
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