May 27, 2014

FDA Consumer Report – Helping to End Youth Access to Tobacco Products

FDA monitors compliance with federal tobacco laws through surveillance, inspections, and investigations. Help FDA in your community by reporting potential violations of the law.

Did you know that the public plays a vital role in ensuring that tobacco products stay out of the hands of kids?

Every day in the U.S. more than 3,200 youth under age 18 smoke their first cigarette, and more than 700 become daily cigarette smokers. To help end youth access to tobacco products, FDA monitors compliance with federal tobacco laws through surveillance and inspections, and by investigating complaints from the public about potential violations.

Your report may help us identify possible violations of the laws that we enforce, such as not selling regulated tobacco products to anyone under age 18.

Read this consumer update to learn how to help FDA ensure that federal tobacco laws are being followed by reporting potential violations of the law.

FDA Consumer Health Information / U.S. Food and Drug Administration; May 2014

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