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ABC Director Christy Bjornson named director of Arkansas Tobacco Control

Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Secretary Jim Hudson announced Wednesday (Feb. 14) that Christy Bjornson will serve as the new director of the Arkansas Tobacco Control Division (ATC).

Bjornson was named director of Arkansas’ Alcoholic Beverage Control Division (ABC) in October 2023. She will maintain her role as ABC director while also leading ATC.

Both ABC and ATC are within the Department of Finance and Administration’s regulatory division.

Bjornson replaces Greg Sled as ATC Director. Sled, who had been with ATC for more than 25 years, passed away in December.

ATC, which oversees 5,262 tobacco permits throughout Arkansas, ensures all retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers of tobacco, vapor and alternative nicotine products fully adhere to all Arkansas tobacco laws.

ABC, which oversees 6,468 alcohol permits throughout the state, has responsibility…

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