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Cumulative number of Warning Letters issued for the FY against Tobacco Retailers (excluding internet based)

Dictionary: The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act amended the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and provided the FDA with several enforcement tools to utilize when regulated industry fails to comply with the law. These tools include: warning letter, civil money penalty, no-tobacco-sale order, seizure, injunction, and criminal prosecution.

Warning Letters are generally issued to tobacco product retailers the first time an inspection reveals that they are not in compliance with tobacco product requirements. The Warning Letters are available in a searchable database on the agency’s website at: Compliance Check Inspections of Tobacco Product Retailers. This database is updated weekly.

Information as of March 18, 2015

Fiscal Year - 2012

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Oct 2011N/A217
Nov 2011N/A471
Dec 2011N/A730
Jan 2012N/A972
Feb 2012N/A1,220
Mar 2012N/A1,402
Apr 2012N/A1,565
May 2012N/A1,880
Jun 2012N/A2,360
Jul 2012N/A2,851
Aug 2012N/A3,581
Sep 2012N/A4,108

FY 2012 Cumulative Total: 4,108

Number of Warning Letters issued in the month against Tobacco Retailers (excluding internet based)

Fiscal Year - 2012
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Oct 2011N/A217
Nov 2011N/A254
Dec 2011N/A259
Jan 2012N/A242
Feb 2012N/A248
Mar 2012N/A182
Apr 2012N/A163
May 2012N/A315
Jun 2012N/A480
Jul 2012N/A491
Aug 2012N/A730
Sep 2012N/A527

FY 2012 Total: 4,108


Note: The data provided on this website is produced on an ongoing basis for performance management purposes and is subject to change due to updates of preliminary estimates, corrections, or other reasons. In addition, FDA may change the type or amount of data provided on this website at any time. Information marked as "Completed" may include measures and/or key projects for which activities are ongoing but no longer tracked as part of FDA-TRACK.