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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 Bayshore Breeze Market & Grill/Mobil 2600 Bayshore Boulevard  Dunedin  FL  34698 
December 11, 2014 Mr. Mart/Texaco 8701 Front Beach Road  Panama City Beach  FL  32407 
December 11, 2014 Sav-Way 406 West McIntyre Street  Mullins  SC  29574 
December 11, 2014 76 / Quik Mart 1501 Main Street  Oroville  WA  98844 
December 11, 2014 76 27 South Park Victoria Drive  Milpitas  CA  95035 
December 11, 2014 Magic Mart/Shell 1824 Tennessee Avenue  Lynn Haven  FL  32444 
December 11, 2014 Buy Best Wines & Liquors 477 C Union Avenue  Bridgewater  NJ  08807 
December 11, 2014 Shell/ Food Mart 2700 Riverside Drive  Macon  GA  31204 
December 11, 2014 Chico Saloon 1 Old Chico Road  Pray  MT  59065 
December 11, 2014 The Market at Birch Bay 8135 Birch Bay Square Street  Blaine  WA  98230 
December 11, 2014 Royal Farms 127 7900 Royalty Way  Salisbury  MD  21801 
December 11, 2014 Drug Emporium 5101 Maccorkle Avenue Southeast  Charleston  WV  25304 
December 11, 2014 Rim Rock Happy Tavern 12300 West Highway 44  Rapid City  SD  57702 
December 11, 2014 Fairplay General Store/Citgo 5848 South US Highway 79  Carthage  TX  75633 
December 11, 2014 Lukoil 1007 Route 70 West  Brielle  NJ  08730 
December 11, 2014 Ayerco 1704 South Baltimore Street  Kirksville  MO  63501 
December 11, 2014 Phillips 66 2330 US Highway 59 North  Carthage  TX  75633 
December 11, 2014 Pat and Mike Lobby Shoppe 85 7th Place East, Suite 290  St. Paul  MN  55101 
December 11, 2014 Fleming’s Auto Service 2271 White Bear Avenue North  Maplewood  MN  55109 
December 11, 2014 BigFoot Java 13521 Pacific Avenue South  Parkland  WA  98444 
December 11, 2014 Phillips 66 733 South Vandeventer Avenue  St. Louis  MO  63110 
December 11, 2014 I90 Travel Center 1821 South Burr Street  Mitchell  SD  57301 
December 11, 2014 Smokin' Joe's Tobacco & Liquor Outlet 225 Edgewood Road Northwest  Cedar Rapids  IA  52405 
December 11, 2014 Valero 401 North Jefferson Street  La Grange  TX  78945 
December 11, 2014 Country Fair 7495 Main Street  Fairview  PA  16415 



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Tobacco

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