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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
November 13, 2014 Jordon’s Grocery 1036 North 15th Street  Coeur D Alene  ID  83814 
November 13, 2014 Quick Stop 640 Bellwood Road  Enterprise  AL  36330 
November 13, 2014 Shell Food Store 2231 Del Prado Boulevard South  Cape Coral  FL  33990 
November 13, 2014 Fremont Mobil Mart 302 West Main Street  Fremont  WI  54940 
November 13, 2014 Murphy USA 8520 North Wickham Road  Melbourne  FL  32940 
November 13, 2014 McKeever’s Price Chopper 4201 South Noland Road  Independence  MO  64055 
November 13, 2014 Chevron 5630 Orianna Road  Soperton  GA  30457 
November 13, 2014 Z’s West Olive 5905 West Olive Avenue  Glendale  AZ  85302 
November 13, 2014 Runnin’ Red Food Store 304 West California Street  Gainesville  TX  76240 
November 13, 2014 Sheetz 900 Chestnut Ridge Road  Morgantown  WV  26505 
November 13, 2014 Acme General Store 2035 Valley Highway  Acme  WA  98220 
November 13, 2014 Countryside Cooperative 107 West Balsam Street  Strum  WI  54770 
November 13, 2014 Parade 117 Racetrack Road Northeast  Fort Walton Beach  FL  32547 
November 13, 2014 QV 757 Beal Parkway Northwest  Fort Walton Beach  FL  32547 
November 13, 2014 Francis Food Market 4920 Reynolda Road  Winston Salem  NC  27106 
November 13, 2014 Borders Drive Thru 1365 South Arlington Street  Akron  OH  44306 
November 13, 2014 Anarchy Smoke & Cigars 17648 1st Avenue South  Burien  WA  98148 
November 13, 2014 Cigar Land 229 Bellevue Way  Bellevue  WA  98004 
November 13, 2014 Safeway 211 North 8th Street  Klamath Falls  OR  97601 
November 13, 2014 Brenda’s Place 107 North Francisco Street  Clewiston  FL  33440 
November 13, 2014 Fowler’s 3595 Highway 98 East  Fort Meade  FL  33841 
November 13, 2014 Casey’s General Store 1451 West Grand Avenue  Haysville  KS  67060 
November 13, 2014 QuikTrip 1707 West Bell Road  Phoenix  AZ  85023 
November 13, 2014 Chevron 521 Mary Esther Cut Off Northwest  Fort Walton Beach  FL  32548 
November 13, 2014 Pico Market 8329 Whittier Boulevard  Pico Rivera  CA  90660 


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