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Cumulative number of Retailer Compliance Check Inspections completed in the Fiscal Year

Dictionary: Compliance check inspections of tobacco product retailers are conducted to determine a retailer’s compliance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (Act), as amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act) and its implementing and applicable regulations such as the regulation found at Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1140 (21 C.F.R. Part 1140).

Retailers play an important role in protecting the health of America’s youth by not selling, marketing, or advertising cigarettes or smokeless tobacco products to underage children and adolescents. Tobacco use causes more than 400,000 deaths each year, and because a large majority of Americans start smoking before reaching the age of 18, many of these deaths can be prevented by discouraging young people from initiating tobacco use.

For more information on FDA’s Tobacco Retailer Compliance Check Inspections, please see CTP website Compliance Check Inspections of Tobacco Product Retailers.

Information is current as of March 31, 2014

Fiscal Year - 2011

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TimeTargetCumulative Number
Oct 2010N/A6
Nov 2010N/A55
Dec 2010N/A507
Jan 2011N/A1,057
Feb 2011N/A1,808
Mar 2011N/A4,231
Apr 2011N/A7,413
May 2011N/A10,193
Jun 2011N/A14,614
Jul 2011N/A17,706
Aug 2011N/A21,268
Sep 2011N/A24,417

Total number of Retailer Compliance Check Inspections completed in the month

Fiscal Year - 2011
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2010N/A6
Nov 2010N/A49
Dec 2010N/A452
Jan 2011N/A550
Feb 2011N/A751
Mar 2011N/A2,423
Apr 2011N/A3,182
May 2011N/A2,780
Jun 2011N/A4,421
Jul 2011N/A3,092
Aug 2011N/A3,562
Sep 2011N/A3,149

FY 2011 Total: 24,417

Number of Retailer Compliance Check Inspections completed in the month with no violations observed

Fiscal Year - 2011
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2010N/A6
Nov 2010N/A49
Dec 2010N/A428
Jan 2011N/A532
Feb 2011N/A727
Mar 2011N/A2,375
Apr 2011N/A3,067
May 2011N/A2,651
Jun 2011N/A4,336
Jul 2011N/A2,991
Aug 2011N/A3,406
Sep 2011N/A2,829

FY 2011 Total: 23,397

Number of Retailer Compliance Check Inspections completed in the month with violations observed

Fiscal Year - 2011
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2010N/A0
Nov 2010N/A0
Dec 2010N/A24
Jan 2011N/A18
Feb 2011N/A24
Mar 2011N/A48
Apr 2011N/A115
May 2011N/A129
Jun 2011N/A85
Jul 2011N/A101
Aug 2011N/A156
Sep 2011N/A320

FY 2011 Total: 1,020

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