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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 Chelyan Foodland Express 15065 Maccorkle Avenue Southeast  Cabin Creek  WV  25035 
December 11, 2014 Arco/AM PM 1600 East Bell Road  Phoenix  AZ  85022 
December 11, 2014 Stripes/Exxon 1138 South US Highway 281  Blanco  TX  78606 
December 11, 2014 Northland Speed Mart 2101 US 31 NW  Kalkaska  MI  49646 
December 11, 2014 Farm Stores Express/Sunoco 2084 Sarno Road  Melbourne  FL  32935 
December 11, 2014 Dollar General Store #06804 848 Highway 91  Elizabethton  TN  37643 
December 11, 2014 Stewart Market 1812 8th Avenue  Seattle  WA  98101 
December 11, 2014 AOC Food Mart 437 Main Street  Destin  FL  32541 
December 11, 2014 Ecrm Snack Beverage & Grocery 17260 Harbour Pointe Drive  Fort Myers  FL  33908 
December 11, 2014 Rusty’s Raw Bar & Grill 16520 South Tamiami Trail Unit 103  Fort Myers  FL  33908 
December 11, 2014 Pit Stop Convenience Store/Tesoro 102 Highway 12 NW  Pennock  MN  56279 
December 11, 2014 Walmart Supercenter #1362 15017 Emerald Coast Parkway  Destin  FL  32541 
December 11, 2014 Jewel-Osco 217 Irving Park Road  Streamwood  IL  60107 
December 11, 2014 Water’s Edge Country Store 10732 Camp Mack Road  Lake Wales  FL  33898 
December 11, 2014 Belcher Mini Mart 3000 Belcher Road  Dunedin  FL  34698 
December 11, 2014 Shell/Food Mart 2085 Main Street  Ferndale  WA  98248 
December 11, 2014 Delicias Latina Sabor Latino 1217 Airport Road South  Naples  FL  34104 
December 11, 2014 West Medford Spa 439 High Street  Medford  MA  02155 
December 11, 2014 Elk Mills General Store 5630 Highway 321  Butler  TN  37640 
December 11, 2014 The Market 255 Central Way  Kirkland  WA  98033 
December 11, 2014 Drug Emporium 5101 Maccorkle Avenue Southeast  Charleston  WV  25304 
December 11, 2014 Country Fair 7495 Main Street  Fairview  PA  16415 
December 04, 2014 Woody’s 1703 10th Avenue  Leavenworth  KS  66048 
December 04, 2014 Market Basket 3709 16th Street  Orange  TX  77632 
December 04, 2014 Sam’s Food Stores 1 Ocean Avenue  New London  CT  06320 



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Tobacco

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Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
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