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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 December 31, 2013

Fiscal Year - 2013

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TimeTargetCumulative Number
Oct 2012N/A7,232
Nov 2012N/A13,917
Dec 2012N/A19,775
Jan 2013N/A27,406
Feb 2013N/A34,705
Mar 2013N/A43,188
Apr 2013N/A51,665
May 2013N/A63,281
Jun 2013N/A71,598
Jul 2013N/A77,690
Aug 2013N/A90,225
Sep 2013N/A100,128

Total number of Retailer Compliance Check Inspections completed in the month

Fiscal Year - 2013
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2012N/A7,232
Nov 2012N/A6,685
Dec 2012N/A5,858
Jan 2013N/A7,631
Feb 2013N/A7,299
Mar 2013N/A8,483
Apr 2013N/A8,477
May 2013N/A11,616
Jun 2013N/A8,317
Jul 2013N/A6,092
Aug 2013N/A12,535
Sep 2013N/A9,903

FY 2013 Total: 100,128

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

Fiscal Year - 2013
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2012N/A6,588
Nov 2012N/A5,956
Dec 2012N/A5,440
Jan 2013N/A7,099
Feb 2013N/A6,861
Mar 2013N/A8,032
Apr 2013N/A8,020
May 2013N/A11,003
Jun 2013N/A7,786
Jul 2013N/A5,598
Aug 2013N/A11,827
Sep 2013N/A9,391

FY 2013 Total: 93,601

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

Fiscal Year - 2013
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2012N/A644
Nov 2012N/A729
Dec 2012N/A418
Jan 2013N/A532
Feb 2013N/A438
Mar 2013N/A451
Apr 2013N/A457
May 2013N/A615
Jun 2013N/A531
Jul 2013N/A494
Aug 2013N/A708
Sep 2013N/A512

FY 2013 Total: 6,529

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