Enforcement/StateCompliance Inspection Checks
The primary purpose of enforcement of Connecticutís tobacco control laws is to increase owner awareness in preventing youth access to tobacco products. The program's foremost objective, promulgated by the Federal Synar Amendment, is the Synar Non-compliance Rate (the percentage of tobacco retailers willing to sell tobacco products to minors). Maintaining Connecticut's federally mandated Synar Non-compliance Rate at or below 20 percent ensures that block grant funding is not adversely affected.
Tobacco merchants throughout the State
To meet State and Federal goals, TPEP Investigators use the following enforcement strategies in conducting unannounced compliance inspections throughout the year:
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