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Cumulative number of Warning Letters issued in the month as a result of retailer compliance check inspections for the FY (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 a broad set of sanctions for violations of the law. Such sanctions may include: warning letter, civil money penalty, import alert, seizure, injunction, and criminal prosecution.

Warning Letters are issued to tobacco product retailers not in compliance with tobacco product requirements and are available in a searchable database on the agency’s website at Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations-Warning Letters. This database is updated weekly.

Fiscal Year - 2012

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TimeTargetNumber
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/ATBD
Jun 2012N/ATBD
Jul 2012N/ATBD
Aug 2012N/ATBD
Sep 2012N/ATBD

Number of Warning Letters issued in the month as a result of retailer compliance check inspections (excluding internet based)

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act amended the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and provided the FDA with a broad set of sanctions for violations of the law. Such sanctions may include: warning letter, civil money penalty, import alert, seizure, injunction, and criminal prosecution.

Warning Letters are issued to tobacco product retailers not in compliance with tobacco product requirements and are available in a searchable database on the agency’s website at Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations-Warning Letters. This database is updated weekly.

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A217
Nov 2011N/A254
Dec 2011N/A259
Jan 2012N/A242
Feb 2012N/A248
Mar 2012N/A182
Apr 2012N/A163
May 2012N/ATBD
Jun 2012N/ATBD
Jul 2012N/ATBD
Aug 2012N/ATBD
Sep 2012N/ATBD

FY 2012 YTD: 1,565

Cumulative number of Civil Money Penalties filed for the FY as a result of retailer compliance check inspections (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 a broad set of sanctions for violations of the law. Such sanctions may include: warning letter, civil money penalty, import alert, seizure, injunction, and criminal prosecution.

Civil Money Penalties are assessed against tobacco product retailers not in compliance with tobacco product requirements. For more information about the agency’s current policies with respect to civil money penalties for retailers who are in violation, please see CTP’s website Guidance, Compliance & Regulatory Information, to find the guidance entitled, “Guidance for FDA and Tobacco Retailers Civil Money Penalties and No-Tobacco-Sale Orders For Tobacco Retailers.”

Fiscal Year - 2012

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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A0
Nov 2011N/A1
Dec 2011N/A8
Jan 2012N/A29
Feb 2012N/A61
Mar 2012N/A102
Apr 2012N/A147
May 2012N/ATBD
Jun 2012N/ATBD
Jul 2012N/ATBD
Aug 2012N/ATBD
Sep 2012N/ATBD

Number of Civil Money Penalties filed in the month as a result of retailer compliance check inspections (excluding internet based)

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act amended the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and provided the FDA with a broad set of sanctions for violations of the law. Such sanctions may include: warning letter, civil money penalty, import alert, seizure, injunction, and criminal prosecution.

Civil Money Penalties are assessed against tobacco product retailers not in compliance with tobacco product requirements. For more information about the agency’s current policies with respect to civil money penalties for retailers who are in violation, please see CTP’s website Guidance, Compliance & Regulatory Information, to find the guidance entitled, “Guidance for FDA and Tobacco Retailers Civil Money Penalties and No-Tobacco-Sale Orders For Tobacco Retailers.”

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A0
Nov 2011N/A1
Dec 2011N/A7
Jan 2012N/A21
Feb 2012N/A32
Mar 2012N/A41
Apr 2012N/A45
May 2012N/ATBD
Jun 2012N/ATBD
Jul 2012N/ATBD
Aug 2012N/ATBD
Sep 2012N/ATBD

FY 2012 Total: 147

Cumulative dollar amount of Civil Money Penalties Assessed for the FY (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 a broad set of sanctions for violations of the law. Such sanctions may include: warning letter, civil money penalty, import alert, seizure, injunction, and criminal prosecution.

Civil Money Penalties are assessed against tobacco product retailers not in compliance with tobacco product requirements. For more information about the agency’s current policies with respect to civil money penalties for retailers who are in violation, please see CTP’s website Guidance, Compliance & Regulatory Information, to find the guidance entitled, “Guidance for FDA and Tobacco Retailers Civil Money Penalties and No-Tobacco-Sale Orders For Tobacco Retailers.”

Fiscal Year - 2012

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TimeTargetDollar
Oct 2011N/A0
Nov 2011N/A0
Dec 2011N/A1,500
Jan 2012N/A3,250
Feb 2012N/A8,475
Mar 2012N/A21,500
Apr 2012N/A31,900
May 2012N/ATBD
Jun 2012N/ATBD
Jul 2012N/ATBD
Aug 2012N/ATBD
Sep 2012N/ATBD

Total dollar amount of Civil Money Penalties as a result of retailer compliance check inspections assessed in the month (excluding internet based)

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act amended the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and provided the FDA with a broad set of sanctions for violations of the law. Such sanctions may include: warning letter, civil money penalty, import alert, seizure, injunction, and criminal prosecution.

Civil Money Penalties are assessed against tobacco product retailers not in compliance with tobacco product requirements. For more information about the agency’s current policies with respect to civil money penalties for retailers who are in violation, please see CTP’s website Guidance, Compliance & Regulatory Information, to find the guidance entitled, “Guidance for FDA and Tobacco Retailers Civil Money Penalties and No-Tobacco-Sale Orders For Tobacco Retailers.”

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetDollar
Oct 2011N/A0
Nov 2011N/A0
Dec 2011N/A1,500
Jan 2012N/A1,750
Feb 2012N/A5,225
Mar 2012N/A13,025
Apr 2012N/A10,400
May 2012N/ATBD
Jun 2012N/ATBD
Jul 2012N/ATBD
Aug 2012N/ATBD
Sep 2012N/ATBD

FY 2012 YTD: $31,900

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