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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 Bozied Oil Company/ The Gas Stop 916 6th Street  Brookings  SD  57006 
December 11, 2014 Stop-N-Stock 105 FM 31 South  Carthage  TX  75633 
December 11, 2014 Chevron Food Mart 2959 Campbellton Road Southwest  Atlanta  GA  30311 
December 11, 2014 7-Eleven 5695 L.B. McLeod Road  Orlando  FL  32811 
December 11, 2014 Worldwide Liquors 6715 North Northwest Highway  Chicago  IL  60631 
December 11, 2014 Zort's Casino 105 South Derby Lane  North Sioux City  SD  57049 
December 11, 2014 Peter’s Sports Bar 902 Lee Boulevard, #1  Lehigh Acres  FL  33936 
December 11, 2014 Fav Trip 1300 South 4th Street  Leavenworth  KS  66048 
December 11, 2014 Gulf Mart 706 Browning Road  Brooklawn  NJ  08030 
December 11, 2014 Mid-Nite Convenient 15 Union Square  Somerville  MA  02143 
December 11, 2014 Walgreens #05340 9998 Front Beach Road  Panama City Beach  FL  32407 
December 11, 2014 Columbia Market 984 Springfield Avenue  Irvington  NJ  07111 
December 11, 2014 76 1801 Pioneer Highway East  Arlington  WA  98223 
December 11, 2014 Hess 1410 Airport Road North  Naples  FL  34104 
December 11, 2014 Bellwether Market 8 Bellwether Way  Bellingham  WA  98225 
December 11, 2014 Clark/On The Go 2820 North Jefferson Street  Huntington  IN  46750 
December 11, 2014 Family Dollar 622 Somerville Avenue  Somerville  MA  02143 
December 11, 2014 Wawa 4320 U.S. 98 Highway North  Lakeland  FL  33809 
December 11, 2014 Get n Go 5100 South Louise Avenue  Sioux Falls  SD  57108 
December 11, 2014 Little Saigon Market 15250 South Tamiami Trail #111  Fort Myers  FL  33908 
December 11, 2014 Phillips 66 733 South Vandeventer Avenue  St. Louis  MO  63110 
December 11, 2014 Fiesta Mart #25 3909 N I-35 Service Road  Austin  TX  78722 
December 11, 2014 Flash Foods 1608 Bass Road  Macon  GA  31210 
December 11, 2014 Buy Best Wines & Liquors 477 C Union Avenue  Bridgewater  NJ  08807 
December 11, 2014 Ayerco 1704 South Baltimore Street  Kirksville  MO  63501 


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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