Tobacco Products

This Week in CTP - September 7, 2016

CMP Amounts for Tobacco Retailers Increased for Inflation

As a result of enactment of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Pub. L. 114-74), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued a new regulation that adjusts, for inflation, the civil money penalty (CMP) amounts assessed against tobacco retailers who have violated the law. The adjusted amounts apply to CMPs assessed after August 1, 2016, even if the associated violations occurred as far back as November 2, 2015. The revised amounts are listed in the table below: 

Number of ViolationsPrevious AmountAdjusted Amount
1$0 with a Warning Letter$0 with a Warning Letter
2 within a 12-month period$250$275
3 within a 24-month period$500$550
4 within a 24-month period$2,000$2,200
5 within a 36-month period$5,000$5,501
6 within a 48-month period$10,000$11,002

The statutory change also requires agencies to publish annual adjustments no later than January 15th of every year after publication of this initial adjustment. Read the rule for more information.

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