It is reported that as of Oct. 1, 2017, the FDA had conducted more than 842,000 inspections of tobacco retailers and issued 65,000 warning letters informing retailers they were in violation of the law. Of that number, 15,400 civil money penalty cases were initiated and the FDA had issued more than 85 orders to stop the sale of tobacco products to retailers who were in violation. “This Is Our Watch” was designed to not only address the issue of minors having access to tobacco products but also reducing the number of retailers in violation.
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For more about what to do if you are a retailer that has received a warning letter from the FDA, click here.