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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 December 31, 2013

Fiscal Year - 2013

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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2012N/A644
Nov 2012N/A1,355
Dec 2012N/A1,751
Jan 2013N/A2,244
Feb 2013N/A2,621
Mar 2013N/A3,018
Apr 2013N/A3,422
May 2013N/A3,977
Jun 2013N/A4,462
Jul 2013N/A4,931
Aug 2013N/A5,558
Sep 2013N/A5,992

FY 2013 Cumulative Total: 5,992

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

Fiscal Year - 2013
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2012N/A644
Nov 2012N/A711
Dec 2012N/A396
Jan 2013N/A493
Feb 2013N/A377
Mar 2013N/A397
Apr 2013N/A404
May 2013N/A555
Jun 2013N/A485
Jul 2013N/A469
Aug 2013N/A627
Sep 2013N/A434

FY 2013 Total: 5,992

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