Surveillance & Community Resources
Local Community Coalitions and Public Health Departments around the State of NH work within their communities on a number of prevention initiatives, including tobacco. They organize awareness events, hold materials and resources on quitting smoking, collaborate and guide local youth groups, and focus on the health of their community.
More than 80% of established adult smokers begin smoking before age 18, the minimum legal age to purchase these products. New tobacco users are becoming addicted before they are old enough to fully weigh the consequences, including an earlier death from tobacco-related diseases.
FDA's Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) is providing the public and other stakeholders with another option for reporting potential violations of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act) and related regulations with its new, downloadable Potential Tobacco Product Violations Reporting form.
Examples of Potential Tobacco Product Violations You Can Report
- Sales to minors
- Flavored cigarette sales
- Advertising/promotion/marketing restrictions (e.g., Describing the tobacco product as "light," "mild," or "low" or claiming that the product is safer or less harmful without an FDA order in effect; distributing t-shirts or other novelty items with the brand name of a cigarette or smokeless tobacco product; and event sponsorship in the brand name of a cigarette or smokeless tobacco product)
- Free samples
- Vending machines in prohibited areas/self-service display/direct access to cigarette or smokeless tobacco
- Sale of cigarettes in packs of less than 20
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