Despite progress, every day more than 1,300 people in this country die because of cigarette use1 and each day nearly 2,500 youth under the age of 18 smoke their first cigarette.2 That's why tobacco product regulation and CTP's compliance and enforcement program are so important.
CTP's Office of Compliance and Enforcement (OCE) created a comprehensive report detailing its activities from its inception in June 2009 through September 30, 2013. Their efforts help to ensure that regulated industry and regulated tobacco products are in compliance with the laws designed to protect the public health generally and to reduce tobacco use by minors.
Discover the significant strides that have been made through:
- training and education
- surveillance, inspections, and investigations
- advisory and enforcement actions
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking: 50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2014.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Results from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality;2016. http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUH-DetTabs-2015/NSDUH-DetTabs-2015/NSDUH-DetTabs-2015.pdf. Accessed September 9, 2016.