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Tobacco Retailer Warning Letters


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Information on Tobacco Warning Letters

Warning Letters issued to tobacco retailers for violations observed during a compliance check inspection can be found below.

Compliance check inspections of tobacco retailers occur periodically, and are conducted to determine a retail establishment’s compliance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act) and its regulations in effect, such as the Regulations Restricting the Sale and Distribution of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco to Protect Children and Adolescents, found at Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1140 (21 C.F.R. Part 1140).

Tobacco Products Covered in Compliance Check Inspections of Tobacco Retailers: 

  • cigarettes
  • smokeless tobacco

The Overview: Tobacco Retailer Warning Letters provides a brief description of what retailers should do if they have received a Warning Letter.

*All other Warning Letters issued by CTP for violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as amended by the Tobacco Control Act and its applicable regulations, can be found at FDA’s main Warning Letter page at the Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations - Warning Letters page.

For information on FDA’s tobacco laws and regulations, visit http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/default.htm

Search for Warning Letters

The Compliance Check Database, containing the results of all inspections, including warning letters, is updated monthly. For the most recent tobacco warning letters, review the list of warning letters posted within the last 45 days below.

To download information about Warning Letters posted in the last 45 days to an Excel document:


Posted within the last 45 days

Date Stamp on Letter Retailer Store Name Retailer Street Address Retailer City Retailer State Retailer ZIP Code
December 22, 2014 Kikers Tobacco Outlet 207 Asheville Highway  Greeneville  TN  37743 
December 22, 2014 Union Grocery Store 76 Union Street  Vernon  CT  06066 
December 18, 2014 Old Hickory Food Mart 588 Old Hickory Boulevard  Jackson  TN  38305 
December 18, 2014 Walgreens #3602 8816 East Pinnacle Peak Road  Scottsdale  AZ  85255 
December 18, 2014 Pump 'N Pak 202 Main Avenue South  Brookings  SD  57006 
December 18, 2014 Exxon / Tetco 5700 New Territory Boulevard  Sugar Land  TX  77479 
December 18, 2014 Frontier Quik Serv Market 4079 Shasta Way  Klamath Falls  OR  97603 
December 18, 2014 Alon / 7-Eleven 1374 South Clack Street  Abilene  TX  79605 
December 18, 2014 Hong Kong Dragon 1917 North 31st Street  Philadelphia  PA  19121 
December 18, 2014 Dominican Market 57 Blackhall Street  New London  CT  06320 
December 18, 2014 Beer Stop 1350 East Tennessee Street  Tallahassee  FL  32308 
December 18, 2014 9th Street Mobil 8301 9th Street North  Saint Petersburg  FL  33702 
December 18, 2014 Shell 10201 New Hampshire Avenue  Silver Spring  MD  20903 
December 18, 2014 Walgreens #6578 977 Highway 98 East  Destin  FL  32541 
December 18, 2014 BP 17111 Harper Avenue  Detroit  MI  48224 
December 18, 2014 Sunoco 291 Route 513  Califon  NJ  07830 
December 18, 2014 Fiesta Mart 1530 Independence Boulevard  Missouri City  TX  77489 
December 18, 2014 Pan 8147 Apalachee Parkway  Tallahassee  FL  32311 
December 18, 2014 Gas & Snack 2212 10th Street  Baker City  OR  97814 
December 18, 2014 Parkway Mini Mart 3601 Shasta Way  3601 Shasta Way  OR  97603 
December 18, 2014 Cruisers Liquor Mart 1517 Southeast 47th Terrace  Cape Coral  FL  33904 
December 18, 2014 Long Creek General Store Long Creek General Store  Westminster  SC  29658 
December 18, 2014 Fridays Recovery Room 1004 West 18th Street  Sioux Falls  SD  57104 
December 18, 2014 A & D Mini Mart 356 East Appleway Avenue  Coeur D’Alene  ID  83814 
December 18, 2014 BP / Quick Subs 2275 US-223  Adrian  MI  49221 


Contact FDA

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For General Inquiries:

Center for Tobacco Products Food and Drug Administration

10903 New Hampshire Avenue

Building 71, Room G335

Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002