An investigation conducted by BACP is an on-site, unannounced visit to a business made by an investigator. During the visit, the investigator checks to ensure that the business is in compliance with all tobacco-related ordinances.
Businesses that are visited by a BACP investigator are required to cooperate with that investigator. Investigators have the right of entry at any time to all places of business for which a license may be required, including storage rooms, drawers, etc.
Any person impeding or obstructing a BACP investigator may be considered to be interfering with an investigator in the enforcement/performance of duties.
Things to remember:
Violation of any of the above may result in revocation of the tobacco license. Fines range from $100 to $10,000 per occurrence.