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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 06, 2014 Roll N Save Cigarettes 6105 Park Boulevard North  Pinellas Park  FL  33781 
November 06, 2014 Luxus Discount Liquors 5000 34th Street North  Saint Petersburg  FL  33714 
November 06, 2014 AJ’s Deli 2945 South Park Road  Bethel Park  PA  15102 
November 06, 2014 Safe House Bar & Grill N20281 County Road J  Dodge  WI  54625 
November 06, 2014 Walgreens #12814 2719 Anderson Avenue  Manhattan  KS  66502 
November 06, 2014 RaceTrac 314 Del Prado Boulevard North  Cape Coral  FL  33909 
November 06, 2014 Short Stop 241 North Nebraska Street  Salem  SD  57058 
November 06, 2014 B & D Auto/Truck Plaza 2031 West Elm  Lebanon  MO  65536 
November 06, 2014 Brooks Bait & Tackle 6910 Highway 22  Panama City  FL  32404 
November 06, 2014 Spring Market 96 Spring Street  Charleston  SC  29403 
November 06, 2014 7-Eleven 1400 South Highway A1A  Vero Beach  FL  32963 
November 06, 2014 Smokes & Beverages 3402 Cainlo Drive  Clarksville  TN  37042 
November 06, 2014 Busy Corner/Saveway 100 South Ronald McNair Boulevard  Lake City  SC  29560 
November 06, 2014 PK's Food Store 3200 East Bay Drive  Largo  FL  33771 
November 06, 2014 Eagle Stop/Phillips 66 1850 West Elm Street  Lebanon  MO  65536 
November 06, 2014 Piggly Wiggly 3441 Fort Campbell Boulevard  Clarksville  TN  37042 
November 06, 2014 Durham’s 3210 Walhalla Highway  Six Mile  SC  29682 
November 06, 2014 Citgo 16451 Gulf Boulevard  North Redington Beach  FL  33708 
November 06, 2014 Chevron 828 East Washington Street  Sequim  WA  98382 
November 06, 2014 J&J Mart 1101 Highway 86  Piedmont  SC  29673 
November 06, 2014 A Smoke Shop 13915 North Dysart Road #A7  El Mirage  AZ  85335 
November 06, 2014 Smokers Express 1102 813 West Trenton Avenue  Morrisville  PA  19067 
November 06, 2014 Northside Pak A Sak 1941 Sidneys Road  Walterboro  SC  29488 
November 06, 2014 Fill N Go/Marathon 2864 North Thomas Avenue  Memphis  TN  38127 
November 06, 2014 State Line Casino 48265 Highway 42  Brandon  SD  57005 


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