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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 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 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 Camilla Food Market 4957 Tamiami Trail North, #102  Naples  FL  34103 
December 11, 2014 Windsor Smokers Discount & Food Store 82 Poquonock Avenue  Windsor  CT  06095 
December 11, 2014 Oasis 3406 Enterprise Avenue  Naples  FL  34104 
December 11, 2014 ROG Food 217 Main Street  Antonito  CO  81120 
December 11, 2014 Publix 16970 San Carlos Boulevard  Fort Myers  FL  33908 
December 11, 2014 Casey’s General Store 1390 Main Street  Zumbrota  MN  55992 
December 11, 2014 Mobil Mart 130 Boundary Avenue  Duluth  MN  55810 
December 11, 2014 APlus/Sunoco 403 South MacDill Avenue  Tampa  FL  33609 


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Center for Tobacco Products Food and Drug Administration

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Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002