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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 18, 2014 Roll n Up 411 Walnut Street  Murphysboro  IL  62966 
December 18, 2014 7-Eleven 345 Cape Coral Parkway East  Cape Coral  FL  33904 
December 18, 2014 Allen’s Market 577 Old Gainesboro Highway  Cookeville  TN  38501 
December 18, 2014 Pan 8147 Apalachee Parkway  Tallahassee  FL  32311 
December 18, 2014 Cruisers Liquor Mart 1517 Southeast 47th Terrace  Cape Coral  FL  33904 
December 18, 2014 In the Cut Smoke Shop 1424 North 32nd Street  Phoenix  AZ  85008 
December 18, 2014 Linda’s Jewelers 2 Market Street  Lynn  MA  01901 
December 18, 2014 Clark 11030 Morang Drive  Detroit  MI  48224 
December 18, 2014 Flying J #657 2524 East Wyatt Earp Boulevard  Dodge City  KS  67801 
December 18, 2014 Stripes / Laredo Taco Company 2717 Industrial Boulevard  Abilene  TX  79605 
December 18, 2014 Family Dollar 3726 McCall Avenue  Selma  CA  93662 
December 18, 2014 Piggly Wiggly 110 East Academy Street  Canton  MS  39046 
December 18, 2014 La Bodega Ranch Market 1700 North Placentia Avenue  Fullerton  CA  92831 
December 18, 2014 South Memphis Grocery 9 West Mallory Avenue  Memphis  TN  38109 
December 18, 2014 Valero 23240 Highway 290  Cypress  TX  77429 
December 18, 2014 Bridge Mart Liquor Port 100 Corner Kentucky and Lincoln Streets  Kermit  WV  25674 
December 18, 2014 RaceTrac 5870 Okeechobee Road  Fort Pierce  FL  34947 
December 18, 2014 Marathon 798 North Barrington Road  Hoffman Estates  IL  60169 
December 18, 2014 Penguin Mart 124 Rockingham Street  Bellows Falls  VT  05101 
December 18, 2014 Elliott Beverages 573 Union Avenue  Bridgewater  NJ  08807 
December 18, 2014 Packo/Chevron 3031 Highway 12  Vidor  TX  77662 
December 18, 2014 County Market 1208 South Main Street  Palmyra  MO  63461 
December 18, 2014 Primetime 1397 Main Street  Dunedin  FL  34698 
December 18, 2014 Joe’s Mini Market 701 West Riverside Avenue  Spokane  WA  99201 
December 18, 2014 BP Shop 4843 West Kennedy Boulevard  Tampa  FL  33609 


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