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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
January 20, 2015 Handimart / Marathon 810 Capitol Street  Spencer  WV  25276 
January 08, 2015 Brandon Liquor 11221 Causeway Boulevard  Brandon  FL  33511 
January 08, 2015 Toots 2256 1st Street  Ft. Myers  FL  33901 
January 08, 2015 7-Eleven 21200 Three Oaks Parkway  Estero  FL  33928 
January 08, 2015 La Preferida Market and Deli 1621 North Lake Avenue  Avon Park  FL  33825 
January 08, 2015 Just 1 More 1202 Sarno Road  Melbourne  FL  32935 
January 08, 2015 Estero Food Mart 10371 Corkscrew Commons Drive  Estero  FL  33928 
January 08, 2015 Publix 11255 Causeway Boulevard  Brandon  FL  33511 
December 30, 2014 EZ Stop Deli & Food Store 222 Route 23 South  Hamburg  NJ  07419 
December 30, 2014 Publix 2600 South Maguire Road  Ocoee  FL  34761 
December 30, 2014 Westgate Mini Mart / Shell 660 Edmonds Way  Edmonds  WA  98020 
December 30, 2014 Upper Cut Bar & Grill 2819 East 10th Street  Sioux Falls  SD  57103 
December 30, 2014 Shell Food Mart 7340 Central Avenue  Saint Petersburg  FL  33707 
December 30, 2014 Economy Market 2507 Nebraska Avenue  Selma  CA  93662 
December 30, 2014 Hess Express 12253 South Orange Blossom Trail  Orlando  FL  32837 
December 30, 2014 Pop’s Food Mart 1208 North Fort Harrison  Clearwater  FL  33755 
December 30, 2014 Swaraj Service Station/Sunoco 1700 7th Avenue  Altoona  PA  16602 
December 30, 2014 Shahrazad Mediterranean Market 40186 U.S. Highway 19 North  Tarpon Springs  FL  34689 
December 30, 2014 Speedee Mart 13235 Grover Street  Omaha  NE  68144 
December 30, 2014 Shop N Save 889 Venture Drive  Morgantown  WV  26508 
December 30, 2014 John’s Bar & Groceries 1476 South Tuscola Road  Munger  MI  48747 
December 30, 2014 Conoco Food Mart 702 Omak Avenue  Omak  WA  98841 
December 30, 2014 Bravo Supermarket 2668 Tamiami Trail East  Naples  FL  34112 
December 30, 2014 Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market Store #5875 12550 South Orange Blossom Trail  Orlando  FL  32837 
December 30, 2014 Thunderbird Smoke Shop 1530 Dakota Avenue South  Huron  SD  57350 


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