Despite progress, every day more than 1,300 people in this country die because of cigarette use1 and each day about 2,000 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.
2013 - 2018 Report
CTP's Office of Compliance and Enforcement (OCE) created a comprehensive report detailing activities from October 2013 through Dec. 31, 2018. 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 prevent tobacco use by minors.
Discover the significant strides that have been made through:
- training and education
- surveillance, inspections, and investigations
- advisory and enforcement actions
- Question and Answer with Ann Simoneau, JD, MBA, Director of CTP’s Office of Compliance and Enforcement
- Consumer Update: Help FDA Keep Tobacco Out of Kids' Hands
- Report a Potential Tobacco Product Violation
1. 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.
2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 2017 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; 2018. https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/cbhsq-reports/NSDUHDetailedTabs2017/NSDUHDetailedTabs2017.pdf. Accessed October 12, 2018. (Original Data Source: NSDUH 2017, Table 4.10A)