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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 Sunoco 4715 Del Prado Boulevard South  Cape Coral  FL  33904 
December 18, 2014 BP Shop 506 Commonwealth Avenue  Erlanger  KY  41018 
December 18, 2014 Mendota Heights Auto Service 2030 Dodd Road  Mendota Heights  MN  55120 
December 11, 2014 Valero / One Stop Food Mart 3807 West Stan Schlueter Loop, Suite 100  Killeen  TX  76549 
December 11, 2014 Smoker Friendly’s Liquor Plus 203 Jones Street  Point Pleasant  WV  25550 
December 11, 2014 Woody’s Liquor 2862 Roosevelt Boulevard  Clearwater  FL  33760 
December 11, 2014 Food N Fuel 4701 West 12th Street  Sioux Falls  SD  57106 
December 11, 2014 Mills Gas Mart 1936 West Lincoln Avenue  Fergus Falls  MN  56537 
December 11, 2014 Spartan Bros. Foods & Deli 7140 North Harlem Avenue  Chicago  IL  60631 
December 11, 2014 Liquor City 1506 North Academy Boulevard, Suite B  Colorado Springs  CO  80909 
December 11, 2014 Ray’s Smoke Shop 16026 North Cave Creek Road  Phoenix  AZ  85032 
December 11, 2014 76 27 South Park Victoria Drive  Milpitas  CA  95035 
December 11, 2014 Royal Farms 127 7900 Royalty Way  Salisbury  MD  21801 
December 11, 2014 Phillips 66 2330 US Highway 59 North  Carthage  TX  75633 
December 11, 2014 Valero 401 North Jefferson Street  La Grange  TX  78945 
December 11, 2014 S&K Foods/Marathon Gas 207 North Cedar Street  Kalkaska  MI  49646 
December 11, 2014 Blythewood IGA 135 Blythewood Road  Blythewood  SC  29016 
December 11, 2014 Chung’s Aspen Liquors 3857 East Pikes Peak Avenue  Colorado Springs  CO  80909 
December 11, 2014 Lucky Leadway Food Store 5002 South Third Street  Memphis  TN  38109 
December 11, 2014 Chevron 7410 Lakewood Drive West  Lakewood  WA  98499 
December 11, 2014 Raceway 1625 US Highway 27 South  Avon Park  FL  33825 
December 11, 2014 7-Eleven #20938 2090 Main Street  Ferndale  WA  98248 
December 11, 2014 Circle K 10323 Front Beach Road  Panama City Beach  FL  32407 
December 11, 2014 Bayshore Breeze Market & Grill/Mobil 2600 Bayshore Boulevard  Dunedin  FL  34698 
December 11, 2014 In-n-Out Markets 743 North Century Avenue  Maplewood  MN  55119 


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Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002