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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 Hess Express 3001 66th Street North  Saint Petersburg  FL  33710 
November 06, 2014 Family Dollar 8333 Court Avenue  Hamlin  WV  25523 
November 06, 2014 Petro 1307 East 5th Street  Panama City  FL  32401 
November 06, 2014 Stop & Go Convenience Store 526 Main Street  East Haven  CT  06512 
November 06, 2014 Cigarette Outlet 809 East Rollins Road  Round Lake Beach  IL  60073 
November 06, 2014 Gas & Shop Food Mart 2327 Hancock Bridge Parkway  Cape Coral  FL  33990 
November 06, 2014 Walgreens #7762 1 Grasso Plaza  Affton  MO  63123 
November 06, 2014 Al Makkah 310 Harrison Street  Panama City  FL  32401 
November 06, 2014 Mobil 910 Highway 102  Rib Lake  WI  54470 
November 06, 2014 Casino Gas 239 North 5th Street  Custer  SD  57730 
November 06, 2014 Acme Truck Stop 9565 South Orange Blossom Trail  Orlando  FL  32837 
November 06, 2014 AAA Discount Liquors 1800 North Tamiami Trail  Fort Myers  FL  33903 
November 06, 2014 Fred's #1788 601 East Broadway  Gladewater  TX  75647 
November 06, 2014 Pak-A-Sak Express 7404 Southwest 45th Avenue  Amarillo  TX  79119 
November 06, 2014 Burn’s Full Service 318 South Main Street  Edgerton  WI  53534 
November 06, 2014 Cowboy 11/Valero 2720 East Marshall Avenue  Longview  TX  75601 
November 06, 2014 Shell/Pic-N-Pay Grocery 4911 State Highway 43  Jefferson  TX  75657 
November 06, 2014 Parting Ways Service Station 121 Main Street  Acushnet  MA  02743 
November 06, 2014 Citgo 3001 49th Street North  Saint Petersburg  FL  33710 
November 06, 2014 Liquor Liquidator 5120 56th Avenue North  Crystal  MN  55428 
November 06, 2014 B & W Market 2799 Georgetown Road  Paris  KY  40361 
November 06, 2014 Pit Stop Fuels 5101 Turnpike Feeder Road  Fort Pierce  FL  34951 
November 06, 2014 Red Dragon Liquors 5924 Broadway West  Crystal  MN  55428 
November 06, 2014 Murphy USA 1290 Eighteen Mile Road  Central  SC  29630 
November 06, 2014 El Torito 5085 45th Street  Vero Beach  FL  32967 


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Center for Tobacco Products Food and Drug Administration

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Building 71, Room G335

Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002