Participants will gain a better understanding of their important role in preventing youth access to tobacco products in North Carolina as well as identify their legal obligation to engage in legal and responsible sales of tobacco products. The class will review the North Carolina Youth Tobacco Access laws and highlight both the retailers and clerks’ obligations regarding the sale of tobacco products in the State of North Carolina. In addition, participants will be provided with practical skills in identifying potential false identification and increase their skill level to effectively refuse potential illegal sales of tobacco products.
At the conclusion of this class participants will be able to:
- Identify which products are defined as tobacco products under the North Carolina Youth Access Law
- List the sanctions that may be imposed against a clerk who sells tobacco products in violation of North Carolina Law
- Identify the most common forms of false identification that a clerk is likely to encounter
- Identify at least three common security features of validly issued government forms of identification
- List at least two policies that retailers can implement to support their employees to ensure the legal sale of tobacco products
- Know how to access the online North Carolina Merchant Education Program
About the Trainer:
Nancy M. McGee, JD
Retired Special Agent Nancy McGee served for more than 29 years in the Missouri Department of Public Safety—Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control. As a special agent stationed in the St. Louis District specializing in alcohol enforcement, McGee was responsible for enforcing Missouri’s Liquor Control Act. She was in charge of administering the state’s alcohol compliance check program as well as coordinating the department’s efforts on college campuses and with community coalition groups. McGee was also designated as the division’s liaison officer for local law enforcement agencies that received federal grants through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention—Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws (OJJDP/EUDL) Program.
McGee has also served as a consultant for the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation since August 2002. In that capacity, she has developed course curriculums and provided technical assistance and training to agencies in support of alcohol and tobacco initiatives. She regularly provides training on the topics of developing and sustaining community coalitions; environmental management; working effectively with college communities; compliance check investigations; controlled party dispersal; shoulder tap operations; false identification; media advocacy; managing special events; social media; and working effectively with retailers.
In 2014 McGee was selected by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies as an FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellow. McGee spent one year in residency at the FDA Center for Tobacco Products in Silver Spring, MD where she assisted the Center with issues concerning the implementation and enforcement of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA).
Throughout her career, McGee has been a featured speaker and panelist at numerous national conferences on underage drinking issues. She has given presentations at the OJJDP/National Leadership Conference, the Higher Education Center’s National Conference, the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators’ Midwest Regional Conference, and the Missouri Partners in Prevention “Meeting of the Minds” Conference.
McGee holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri–Columbia and a Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois.
Logistics provided by the North Carolina Training and Technical Assistance Center.
Funding in whole or in part for this event was provided by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services with funding from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.