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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 11, 2014 Walmart Supercenter #523 4609 Northwest Loop 436  Carthage  TX  75633 
December 11, 2014 Walgreens #07101 16211 Spring Cypress Road  Houston  TX  77429 
December 11, 2014 S&K Foods/Marathon Gas 207 North Cedar Street  Kalkaska  MI  49646 
December 11, 2014 GettyMart 4431 US Highway 9  Freehold  NJ  07728 
December 11, 2014 Kirksville Wal-Mart Supercenter #0189 2206 North Baltimore Street  Kirksville  MO  63501 
December 11, 2014 Kroger 100 Saint Thomas Drive  Weirton  WV  26062 
December 11, 2014 Family Dollar 622 Somerville Avenue  Somerville  MA  02143 
December 11, 2014 BP 11019 Pendleton Pike  Indianapolis  IN  46236 
December 11, 2014 Walker Homes Groceries 315 West Mitchell Road  Memphis  TN  38109 
December 11, 2014 Tesoro County 6 24997 County Highway 6  Detroit Lakes  MN  56501 
December 11, 2014 Kroger Fuel Center 5173 West Washington Street  Indianapolis  IN  46241 
December 11, 2014 Mapco Mart 3161 South Third Street  Memphis  TN  38109 
December 11, 2014 Walgreens #05340 9998 Front Beach Road  Panama City Beach  FL  32407 
December 11, 2014 Shell/Food Mart 855 Tyrone Boulevard North  Saint Petersburg  FL  33710 
December 11, 2014 Columbia Market 984 Springfield Avenue  Irvington  NJ  07111 
December 11, 2014 Ravi Petro 290 Broad Street  New London  CT  06320 
December 11, 2014 BP 2 Central Entrance East  Duluth  MN  55811 
December 11, 2014 Tee Pee’s Smoke Shop 913 East Harry Street  Wichita  KS  67211 
December 11, 2014 Delta 37 Clinton Road  Fairfield  NJ  07004 
December 11, 2014 Anderson Mini Market 95 Anderson Avenue  Fairview  NJ  07022 
December 11, 2014 BP 30 Chandler Street  Worcester  MA  01609 
December 11, 2014 Walmart Supercenter #1220 2500 South Kirkman Road  Orlando  FL  32811 
December 11, 2014 Honey Bee Farms Convenience Store 615 Broad Street  New London  CT  06320 
December 11, 2014 Valero / One Stop Food Mart 3807 West Stan Schlueter Loop, Suite 100  Killeen  TX  76549 
December 11, 2014 Citgo Family Store 2989 Campbellton Road Southwest  Atlanta  GA  30311 



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1-877-287-1373
(9am EST-4pm EST)
Tobacco

For General Inquiries:
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Center for Tobacco Products Food and Drug Administration

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Building 71, Room G335

Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
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