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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

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:

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Date Stamp on Letter Retailer Store Name Retailer Street Address Retailer City Retailer State Retailer ZIP Code
March 26, 2015 Kadoka Gas & Go/Conoco 501 SD Highway 73 Kadoka SD 57543
March 26, 2015 Circle K 1451 E Fowler Ave Tampa FL 33612
March 26, 2015 Nick’s Grocery & Meat 5902 North 40th Street Tampa FL 33610
March 26, 2015 Family Dollar 1500 Garrett Road Upper Darby PA 19082
March 26, 2015 7103 North Keystone Avenue 7103 North Keystone Avenue Indianapolis IN 46240
March 26, 2015 Speedy’s #6 1070 East Tulsa Avenue Kansas OK 74347
March 26, 2015 Shawn’s Bar & Deli 1949 East Tioga Street Philadelphia PA 19134
March 26, 2015 Miladys Grocery 404 Monroe Street Passaic NJ 07055
March 26, 2015 Cypress Food Mart 3255 West Cypress Street Tampa FL 33607
March 26, 2015 Valero/Super Stop 2112 North Hazel Street Hope AR 71801
March 26, 2015 Snax Food Store 6504 North Himes Avenue Tampa FL 33614
March 26, 2015 The Olde Towne Tavern 2410 West Main Street Littleton CO 80120
March 26, 2015 Ron’s Service/Fuel Max 150 Parker Avenue W Dassel MN 55325
March 26, 2015 3/26/15 The Store on Rudy Road Van Buren AR 72956
March 26, 2015 76 18015 Bothell Way NE Bothell WA 98011
March 26, 2015 Eke Market 4090 W Midway Road Fort Pierce FL 34981
March 26, 2015 Kangaroo Express 45489 Highway 27 Davenport FL 33897
March 26, 2015 Shell 15 NE 5th Street Madras OR 97741
March 26, 2015 7-Eleven 5615 South Dale Mabry Highway Tampa FL 33611
March 26, 2015 Pena Toribio Grocery 1901 East Tioga Street Philadelphia PA 19134
March 26, 2015 Safeway Fuel Site 80 NE Cedar Street Madras OR 97741
March 26, 2015 Junction Foods 5775 East Johnson Avenue Haines City FL 33844
March 26, 2015 76 9150 SE Division Street Portland OR 97266
March 26, 2015 Chevron Food Mart 3301 West Hillsborough Avenue Tampa FL 33614
March 26, 2015 Corner Pantry 101 West Pine Street Philip SD 56567
March 26, 2015 Family Foods 429 South Babcock Street Melbourne FL 32901
March 26, 2015 7-Eleven 6926 Little Road New Port Richey FL 34654
March 26, 2015 Shell/Gateway 2625 North Dallas Avenue Lancaster TX 75134

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

Page Last Updated: 05/05/2015
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