Thursday, October 10, 2019
2 PM - 3 PM

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Candace Frank

Manager, Membership & Special Projects
614.947.8646 x3


Christopher Smyke
Director, Regulatory Affairs

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Back by Popular Demand, a Special Encore Presenation - 
Tobacco Crackdown: Get Prepared for Enforcement Stings 

On October 17, Ohio's new law raising the legal age to buy tobacco and vapor products statewide from 18 to 21 takes effect. The new requirement will make deep cuts into Buckeye State retailers' bottom lines, as those businesses stand to lose a large base of tobacco customers aged 18 to 20. And, with no grandfather clause in the law, retailers need to be ready to respond to tobacco users in the 18 to 20 demographic who are likely to attempt to make purchases after the new age-restrictions take effect.

Further complicating matters for retailers are ramped-up efforts enforcement stings by federal regulators specifically targeting the convenience channel. Now, more than ever, 

it is critical for c-store operators to step up their responsible retailing efforts. 

Join us Thursday, October 10 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST for a special encore presentation of a previously recorded one-hour webinar, "Tobacco Crackdown: Get Prepared for Enforcement Stings." Presenter Doug Anderson, President, The We Card Program, Inc., takes a deep dive into the most significant regulatory threats affecting cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, e-cigarette and vape  product sales.  

This latest installment of the OPMCA Coffee Break Webinar Series was recorded in late August, but is more timely than ever just weeks ahead of the T21 roll out. Anderson explores the shifting tobacco market, highlights the increased compliance sting activity by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Ohio Investigative Unit, and shares the latest resources retailers can access to ensure front-line employees comply with new federal and state requirements for the sale of tobacco products.

Participants in the recorded session not only have access to the question and answer session recorded during the live broadcast, they also have the opportunity to submit their own tobacco questions.  

The We Card Program, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization representing a unified effort among associations, retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers to promote a culture of responsible retailing, and is endorsed by OPMCA.