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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 BP 10711 Colesville Road  Silver Spring  MD  20901 
December 18, 2014 Walgreens #3471 1604 South Missouri Avenue  Clearwater  FL  33756 
December 18, 2014 Smoke Shop 3512 Del Prado Boulevard South  Cape Coral  FL  33904 
December 18, 2014 Tony’s Meat Market 1209 4th Street South  St. Petersburg  FL  33701 
December 18, 2014 Walgreens #6608 2991 Roosevelt Boulevard  Clearwater  FL  33760 
December 18, 2014 Family Dollar 3721A Campbellton Road Southwest  Atlanta  GA  30331 
December 18, 2014 Walgreens #2986 815 Summit Street  Elgin  IL  60120 
December 18, 2014 9th Street Mobil 8301 9th Street North  Saint Petersburg  FL  33702 
December 18, 2014 BP / Quick Subs 2275 US-223  Adrian  MI  49221 
December 18, 2014 Shell 1698 Clearwater Largo Road  Clearwater  FL  33756 
December 18, 2014 4th Street Mobil 8301 4th Street North  Saint Petersburg  FL  33702 
December 18, 2014 Mobil 1114 Putney Road  Brattleboro  VT  05301 
December 18, 2014 Phillips 66 7 East Service Road North  Wright City  MO  63390 
December 18, 2014 Shell 100 West University Boulevard  Silver Spring  MD  20901 
December 18, 2014 Miska’s Corner Store 365 North Avenue  Glendale Heights  IL  60139 
December 18, 2014 The Main Stop 102 U.S. Highway 14 East  De Smet  SD  57231 
December 18, 2014 AMC Food Store 125 North Kings Avenue  Brandon  FL  33510 
December 18, 2014 Indian Land Exxon 8341 Charlotte Highway  Lancaster  SC  29720 
December 18, 2014 7-Eleven 8319 Martin Luther King Jr. Street North  St. Petersburg  FL  33702 
December 18, 2014 Walgreens #6071 38 Homestead Road North  Lehigh Acres  FL  33936 
December 18, 2014 The Extra Mile Discount Tobacco & Beer 216 Collins Circle  Prestonsburg  KY  41653 
December 18, 2014 7 Eleven 4748 East McDowell Road  Phoenix  AZ  85008 
December 18, 2014 Parkway Mini Mart 3601 Shasta Way  Klamath Falls  OR  97603 
December 18, 2014 Sunoco 5625 North Atlantic Avenue  Cocoa Beach  FL  32931 
December 18, 2014 Cheapy Smokes 5243 Southwest Avenue  St. Louis  MO  63139 


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