In 1999, Indiana received a grant from the FDA to begin conducting tobacco compliance inspections in Indiana. However, in September 1999, the Supreme Court decided that Congress had not given FDA the authority to regulate tobacco, so the program funding ceased. Since the results of the Synar program proved that too many stores in Indiana were selling tobacco to youth, state funding was secured to begin conducting inspections to determine compliance with Indiana law.
Tobacco Compliance Check Program
The Tobacco Retailer Inspection Program (TRIP) was conducted by the Indiana State Excise Police in cooperation with local law enforcement officers with funding from the Master Settlement Agreement for a number of years. Eventually TRIP was replaced by the similar Tobacco Compliance Check (TCC) program with funding though the FSSA Division of Mental Health and Addiction.
For more information about the Indiana TCC Program, see http://www.in.gov/atc/isep/2400.htm