FDA Reaches Out to Spanish-Speaking Retailers

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FDA Reaches Out to Spanish-Speaking Retailers

03/09/2011

WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) debuted its new Spanish-language Web site. The site will connect Spanish-speaking retailers and consumers to science-based information and resources.

According to the CTP, the retailers can play an important role in protecting children and adolescents from risks associated with products due to being uniquely positioned to reduce underage access tobacco products. It cites a CDC statistic that puts the percent of Hispanics in grades nine through 12 at 22 percent.

The site offers tips, downloadable tools and information Spanish-speaking retailers need to comply with FDA rules. Included on the site is a retailer education campaign section with free translated printed material which can be ordered online, regulatory information, educations materials, videos and podcasts. Retailers can also access information on youth tobacco prevention, effective treatment for nicotine addiction and tobacco research and statistics, and a timeline of the Tobacco Control Act.