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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 Shell/Food Mart 1811 Main Street  Ferndale  WA  98248 
December 11, 2014 Discount Tobacco Ware House 1100 East Oakland Avenue  Bloomington  IL  61701 
December 11, 2014 Honey Plus 224 State Street  New London  CT  06320 
December 11, 2014 Watford Food Mart 8817 Front Beach Road  Panama City Beach  FL  32407 
December 11, 2014 Treasures Gifts and Snacks 1501 4th Avenue, Suite 306  Seattle  WA  98101 
December 11, 2014 Sweet Heart Coffee & Tea 372 Barber Lane  Milpitas  CA  95035 
December 11, 2014 BP 9650 4th Street North  St. Petersburg  FL  33702 
December 11, 2014 Exxon/Tiger Mart 2096 Lakewood Road  Toms River  NJ  08755 
December 11, 2014 Big Mario’s APizza 1009 East Pike Street  Seattle  WA  98122 
December 11, 2014 727 Food Market 3095 22nd Avenue South  St. Petersburg  FL  33712 
December 11, 2014 Kroger 5173 West Washington Street  Indianapolis  IN  46241 
December 11, 2014 Family Express 3015 East State Road 25  Lafayette  IN  47905 
December 11, 2014 Sav-Way 406 West McIntyre Street  Mullins  SC  29574 
December 11, 2014 Fairplay General Store/Citgo 5848 South US Highway 79  Carthage  TX  75633 
December 11, 2014 Tesoro County 6 24997 County Highway 6  Detroit Lakes  MN  56501 
December 11, 2014 The Filllin Station 1107 West Sabine Street  Carthage  TX  75633 
December 11, 2014 Chevron/Starvin’ Sam’s Mini-Mart 5639 Barrett Avenue  Ferndale  WA  98248 
December 11, 2014 Farm Stores Express 35 Hollywood Boulevard  Melbourne  FL  32904 
December 11, 2014 Mr. Mart/Texaco 8701 Front Beach Road  Panama City Beach  FL  32407 
December 11, 2014 Rim Rock Happy Tavern 12300 West Highway 44  Rapid City  SD  57702 
December 11, 2014 Marathon/Food Center 1001 West Irving Park Road  Streamwood  IL  60120 
December 11, 2014 Circle K Express 4900 Ulmerton Road  Clearwater  FL  33760 
December 11, 2014 Mr. Mart/Texaco 1612 Florida Georgia Parkway  Havana  FL  32333 
December 11, 2014 Wildwood Meat Market 1228 28th Street South  Saint Petersburg  FL  33712 
December 11, 2014 Rattlers 2409 West State Highway 71  La Grange  TX  78945 



 

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