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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 May 30, 2014

Fiscal Year - 2012

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TimeTargetCumulative Number
Oct 2011N/A3,190
Nov 2011N/A7,609
Dec 2011N/A11,586
Jan 2012N/A15,580
Feb 2012N/A20,394
Mar 2012N/A26,898
Apr 2012N/A35,101
May 2012N/A45,649
Jun 2012N/A57,650
Jul 2012N/A67,074
Aug 2012N/A78,679
Sep 2012N/A87,460

Total number of Retailer Compliance Check Inspections completed in the month

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A3,190
Nov 2011N/A4,419
Dec 2011N/A3,977
Jan 2012N/A3,994
Feb 2012N/A4,814
Mar 2012N/A6,504
Apr 2012N/A8,203
May 2012N/A10,548
Jun 2012N/A12,001
Jul 2012N/A9,424
Aug 2012N/A11,605
Sep 2012N/A8,781

FY 2012 Total: 87,460

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

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A2,973
Nov 2011N/A4,164
Dec 2011N/A3,718
Jan 2012N/A3,731
Feb 2012N/A4,534
Mar 2012N/A6,281
Apr 2012N/A7,995
May 2012N/A10,203
Jun 2012N/A11,446
Jul 2012N/A8,855
Aug 2012N/A10,813
Sep 2012N/A8,254

FY 2012 Total: 82,967

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

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A217
Nov 2011N/A255
Dec 2011N/A266
Jan 2012N/A263
Feb 2012N/A280
Mar 2012N/A223
Apr 2012N/A208
May 2012N/A345
Jun 2012N/A548
Jul 2012N/A569
Aug 2012N/A792
Sep 2012N/A527

FY 2012 Total: 4,493

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