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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 7-Eleven 632 Main Street  Center Moriches  NY  11934 
December 18, 2014 Baristas 3914 Del Prado Boulevard South  Cape Coral  FL  33904 
December 18, 2014 Walgreens #4398 1477 Main Street  Dunedin  FL  34698 
December 18, 2014 Wiley’s Tavern 330 North Main Avenue #101  Sioux Falls  SD  57104 
December 18, 2014 Mobil 11210 Causeway Boulevard  Brandon  FL  33511 
December 18, 2014 Ray's Corner 401 Main Avenue  Brookings  SD  57006 
December 18, 2014 AMC Food Store 125 North Kings Avenue  Brandon  FL  33510 
December 18, 2014 Marsh Supermarket 17901 River Avenue  Noblesville  IN  46060 
December 18, 2014 Star Market 14 McGrath Highway  Somerville  MA  02143 
December 18, 2014 Dee’s Minimart 540 St. Clair Avenue  Clairton  PA  15025 
December 18, 2014 Fridays Recovery Room 1004 West 18th Street  Sioux Falls  SD  57104 
December 18, 2014 La Fiesta 10530 Rosemary Drive  Bonita Springs  FL  34135 
December 18, 2014 Tesoro/Jet Mart 125 South 25th East  Idaho Falls  ID  83401 
December 18, 2014 West Edge Market & Deli 1301 Post Alley  Seattle  WA  98101 
December 18, 2014 AL- Liquor 1117 Grove Street  Irvington  NJ  07111 
December 18, 2014 Dakota Backroads Bait & Ammo 301 1st Avenue Southwest  Lake Preston  SD  57249 
December 18, 2014 Gene’s Foods 431 East Highway 61  Grand Marais  MN  55604 
December 18, 2014 Tee Pee’s Smoke Shop 1963 South Broadway Street  Wichita  KS  67211 
December 18, 2014 Tony’s Meat Market 1209 4th Street South  St. Petersburg  FL  33701 
December 18, 2014 7 Eleven 4748 East McDowell Road  Phoenix  AZ  85008 
December 18, 2014 Buena Gas 751 Harding Highway  Buena Vista  NJ  08310 
December 18, 2014 Quick Stop Convenience 459 Brandon Town Center Mall  Brandon  FL  33511 
December 18, 2014 Family Dollar 963 East Main Street  Alice  TX  78332 
December 18, 2014 BP 2210 Teal Road  Lafayette  IN  47905 
December 18, 2014 Sinclair Mini Mart 28841 Sunset Drive  Macon  MO  63552 


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Building 71, Room G335

Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002