Evaluation of the ExxonMobil Assurance of Voluntary Compliance

In August 2002, ExxonMobil Corporation executed an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance with 43 state Attorneys General in which ExxonMobil agreed to specific changes designed to reduce unlawful sales of tobacco products to underage customers. This agreement emerged from Attorneys’ General engagement of large national retailers—pharmacies, “big box” and convenience stores / petroleum marketers—that had performed poorly in tobacco compliance checks conducted by the Food and Drug Administration. Download the full paper.