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The intent of this website is to avoid the use of copyrighted material. The material made available on this website is used as a way to advance educational goals and support the implementation of federal and state laws related to the sales of tobacco products to minors. Through context, critical questioning, and educational framing, the North Carolina Training and Technical Assistance Center, therefore, creates a transformative use of media. The material is presented for entirely non-profit educational purposes. For these reasons, we believe that the website is clearly covered under current fair use copyright laws. We do not support any actions in which the materials on this site are used for purposes that extend beyond fair use.

Funding Statement
Funding for this program was made possible by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Alcohol Law Enforcement Division. The views expressed in the online training or written publications do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services or the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Alcohol Law Enforcement Division; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the respective funding source.
Technical Details

This training, along with the online testing certification testing process was built using LearnDash Learning Management System (learndash.com). Videos are hosted by Vimeo (vimeo.com). Stock video and audio are provided under license from Story Blocks (storyblocks.com).


The North Carolina Online Tobacco Merchant Training Program collected information from the following sources:

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  • “North Carolina Training and Technical Assistance Center.” North Carolina Training and Technical Assistance Center, ncpreventiontta.org/.
  • “North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.” NCDHHS, www.ncdhhs.gov/.
  • “North Carolina General Statutes.” NC.gov, www.nc.gov/north-carolina-general-statutes.
  • Products, Center for Tobacco. “FDA Regulations for E-Cigarettes and All Other Tobacco Products.” FDA, FDA, www.fda.gov/tobacco-products/rules-regulations-and-guidance/fdas-deeming-regulations-e-cigarettes-cigars-and-all-other-tobacco-products.
  • Products, Center for Tobacco. “Overview of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.” FDA, FDA, www.fda.gov/tobacco-products/rules-regulations-and-guidance/family-smoking-prevention-and-tobacco-control-act-overview.

Training Developer

This training was developed by the North Carolina Training and Technical Assistance Center. Contact the NCTTA at nctta@ncpreventiontta.org.