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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 Shell 6 Beal Parkway Northwest  Fort Walton Beach  FL  32548 
November 06, 2014 Shell/General Store 8711 East Pinnacle Peak Road  Scottsdale  AZ  85255 
November 06, 2014 Fry’s 39508 North Daisy Mountain Road  Anthem  AZ  85086 
November 06, 2014 Fresh Start 49 North 5th Street  Custer  SD  57730 
November 06, 2014 Super Stop Food Stores 4729 Orange Grove Boulevard  Fort Myers  FL  33903 
November 06, 2014 Maher Food Market 2835 16th Street North  St. Petersburg  FL  33704 
November 06, 2014 Hess Express 3225 34th Street North  Saint Petersburg  FL  33713 
November 06, 2014 Dollar General 126 Buchanan Street North  Cambridge  MN  55008 
November 06, 2014 Hauter’s Best Bet 1225 East Andrews Avenue  Henderson  NC  27536 
November 06, 2014 Circle K 10625 North 19th Avenue  Phoenix  AZ  85029 
November 06, 2014 Bottoms Up 25989 482nd Avenue  Brandon  SD  57005 
November 06, 2014 Ampride 215 East Poyntz Avenue  Manhattan  KS  66502 
November 06, 2014 Sacred Grounds Tobacco & E-Cig 30962 Fenway Avenue North, Suite 500  Stacy  MN  55079 
November 06, 2014 London BP 51 East High Street  London  OH  43140 
November 06, 2014 Primo Supermarket 306 New Market Road West  Immokalee  FL  34142 
November 06, 2014 McSheffrey’s of the South End/Mobil 75 Main Street  Woburn  MA  01801 
November 06, 2014 Casey’s General Store 102 North 65 Highway  Lincoln  MO  65338 
November 06, 2014 Royal Farms Store #18 6502 Church Hill Road  Chestertown  MD  21620 
November 06, 2014 Beach Liquors 247 Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast  Fort Walton Beach  FL  32548 
November 06, 2014 Lipshitz & Dimaggio 301 South Ocean Drive  Fort Pierce  FL  34949 
November 06, 2014 Ingles 854 Highway 93  Clemson  SC  29631 
November 06, 2014 Walgreens #5582 825 Beal Parkway Northwest  Fort Walton Beach  FL  32547 
November 06, 2014 The Office 432 West 4th Street  Oelrichs  SD  57763 
November 06, 2014 Food Lion #415 607 East Boulevard  Williamston  NC  27892 
November 06, 2014 BP AM PM 10843 Montgomery Road  Cincinnati  OH  45242 


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Center for Tobacco Products Food and Drug Administration

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