That’s why during We Card Awareness Month in September, the national non-profit will focus on frontline employees – the cashiers – where the ultimate responsibility falls on whether or not to properly “card” and deny minors’ attempts to purchase age-restricted products.
E-cigarettes, vaping products, cigars and more products regulated.
Come August 8, 2016, a new list of products in retail stores will be FDA regulated.
Up until now, FDA regulated cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, smokeless tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco.
The new list expands on August 8th to include:
Wouldn’t it be great if there were just four steps to full compliance with FDA regulations governing regulated tobacco products?
For all the various FDA regulations, there are many steps necessary to comply. Training employees is certainly one of them.
However, FDA points out four “effective steps to prevent violations of the minimum age requirements for the sale of tobacco products.” They are:
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year . . .
. . . with 29 Governor’s Proclamations & Letters recognizing September as We Card Awareness Month . . .
seeks to boost responsible retailing awareness of tobacco, e-vapor and all age-restricted products.
For a limited time - We Card is offering two FREE training courses for two employees when you purchase your We Card materials - we're limiting this opportunity to the first 2,000 customers between now and December 31st.
Why? Quite simply, we want you to test drive We Card's training with two of your store employees.
Good job! You've trained your employees to prevent tobacco sales to underage customers.
But you're not done yet.
In fact, you're at risk if your employees don't have the right tools or job aids, as professional trainers would say.
Yes, they need tools.
We call them "In-Store Support Materials," and they range from a sign in the window to a 365-day tear-off calendar or age-of purchase calendar.