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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 11, 2014 Peter’s Sports Bar 902 Lee Boulevard, #1  Lehigh Acres  FL  33936 
December 11, 2014 Jewel-Osco 217 Irving Park Road  Streamwood  IL  60107 
December 11, 2014 Maplewood Tobacco 2515 White Bear Avenue North  Maplewood  MN  55109 
December 11, 2014 AOC Food Mart 437 Main Street  Destin  FL  32541 
December 11, 2014 Chevron/Starvin’ Sam’s Mini-Mart 5639 Barrett Avenue  Ferndale  WA  98248 
December 11, 2014 Exxon/Tiger Mart 2096 Lakewood Road  Toms River  NJ  08755 
December 11, 2014 Mountain Top Tobacco 80 North Mountain Boulevard  Mountain Top  PA  18707 
December 11, 2014 Ecrm Snack Beverage & Grocery 17260 Harbour Pointe Drive  Fort Myers  FL  33908 
December 11, 2014 Patriot’s/Valero 8 South Main Street  Luthersville  GA  30251 
December 11, 2014 Handy Mart 1000 South McDonald Street  McKinney  TX  75069 
December 11, 2014 Captains Cabin 3380 Mercantile Avenue  Naples  FL  34104 
December 11, 2014 California Pure Water 1535 Landess Avenue, Suite 102  Milpitas  CA  95035 
December 11, 2014 In-n-Out Markets 743 North Century Avenue  Maplewood  MN  55119 
December 11, 2014 BP 9650 4th Street North  St. Petersburg  FL  33702 
December 11, 2014 Casey’s General Store 1390 Main Street  Zumbrota  MN  55992 
December 11, 2014 Food and Fuel 214 West Jefferson Street  Corydon  IA  50060 
December 11, 2014 Fav Trip 1300 South 4th Street  Leavenworth  KS  66048 
December 11, 2014 Farm Stores Express 35 Hollywood Boulevard  Melbourne  FL  32904 
December 11, 2014 Hess Express 12877 East US Highway 92  Dover  FL  33527 
December 11, 2014 Oasis 3406 Enterprise Avenue  Naples  FL  34104 
December 11, 2014 Wildwood Meat Market 1228 28th Street South  Saint Petersburg  FL  33712 
December 11, 2014 Oil Company 3378 Turnpike Road  Summersville  WV  26651 
December 11, 2014 Little Saigon Market 15250 South Tamiami Trail #111  Fort Myers  FL  33908 
December 11, 2014 Pit Stop Convenience Store/Tesoro 102 Highway 12 NW  Pennock  MN  56279 
December 11, 2014 Latinos Market 16200 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 130  Fort Myers  FL  33908 


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