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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 Marwell Food Mart/Sunoco 10500 Curry Ford Road  Orlando  FL  32825 
November 13, 2014 Family Dollar 1201 Parker Street  Springfield  MA  01129 
November 13, 2014 Quinn’s Service Center 205 Glenview Road  Crab Orchard  WV  25827 
November 13, 2014 Paradise Spirits & Smoke 1404 Del Prado Boulevard South, Unit #115  Cape Coral  FL  33990 
November 13, 2014 Stop N Go 5401 Seminole Boulevard  Seminole  FL  33772 
November 13, 2014 Jerseys Sports Cafe 13971 North Cleveland Avenue, Units 1 & 2  North Fort Myers  FL  33903 
November 13, 2014 Hess Express 10544 Park Boulevard  Seminole  FL  33772 
November 13, 2014 7-Eleven 1540 Andalusia Boulevard  Cape Coral  FL  33909 
November 13, 2014 Shephard’s Beach Resort 601 Gulfview Boulevard  Clearwater  FL  33767 
November 13, 2014 AZ Food Mart 720 North Main Street  Stuttgart  AR  72160 
November 13, 2014 Golden Market 2185 West Mound Street  Columbus  OH  43223 
November 13, 2014 Sunoco HC #1 Box 9-B Interstate 80 & Route 534  White Haven  PA  18661 
November 13, 2014 43 Ave Mini Market 6520 North 43rd Avenue  Glendale  AZ  85301 
November 13, 2014 Harvey’s Food Mart 203 South Scenic Highway  Frostproof  FL  33843 
November 13, 2014 Village Pantry 1224 South Harding Street  Indianapolis  IN  46221 
November 13, 2014 Publix 2750 Southwest Martin Downs Boulevard  Palm City  FL  34990 
November 13, 2014 Rusty Barrel Saloon 153 South 18th Street  Pittsburgh  PA  15203 
November 13, 2014 US Gas 40 West Hampton Street  Pemberton  NJ  08068 
November 13, 2014 Walgreens #07386 7780 North Wickham Road  Melbourne  FL  32940 
November 13, 2014 Bagelsmith 172 Perryville Road  Hampton  NJ  08827 
November 13, 2014 Lisle Cigarette Outlet 4730 Main Street  Lisle  IL  60532 
November 13, 2014 Home Run Liquor & Food Store 106 East Main Street  Round Lake Park  IL  60073 
November 13, 2014 Pitt Stop 902 South Joplin Street  Pittsburg  KS  66762 
November 13, 2014 Shell 1210 North Division Street  Colby  WI  54421 
November 13, 2014 Ritz Food Stores 2708 East 15th Street  Panama City  FL  32405 


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