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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
November 26, 2014 White Oak Trading Post & Campground 1039 Fairfax Pike  Stephens City  VA  22655 
November 26, 2014 Express Stop 1821 West Grand Street  Springfield  MO  65802 
November 26, 2014 Liquor Wine Beer Cigars 13650 Fiddlesticks Boulevard, #201  Fort Myers  FL  33912 
November 26, 2014 The Corner Market 341 West Ajo Way  Tucson  AZ  85713 
November 26, 2014 Country Corner Store 44 Church Street  Bernardston  MA  01337 
November 26, 2014 Jay’s Market 1809 Main Street  Lake Stevens  WA  98258 
November 26, 2014 Time Out Grille & Bar 9009 Oakhurst Road  Seminole  FL  33776 
November 26, 2014 Suhani 2539 9th Street North  St. Petersburg  FL  33704 
November 26, 2014 Wild Goose Station W5948 Highway 33  Juneau  WI  53039 
November 26, 2014 World of Beer 2290 Town Center Avenue  Melbourne  FL  32940 
November 26, 2014 76 / Tom Thumb 1920 South Lake Stevens Road  Lake Stevens  WA  98258 
November 26, 2014 Little Dixie Market 22 Highway 630 West  Frostproof  FL  33843 
November 26, 2014 Handy’s 430 Grant Avenue  Junction City  KS  66441 
November 26, 2014 Exxon/Dash In 400 Pulaski Highway  New Castle  DE  19720 
November 26, 2014 Convenience Food Mart 282 East Main Street  Marlborough  MA  01752 
November 26, 2014 RaceWay 9400 Daniels Parkway  Fort Myers  FL  33912 
November 26, 2014 Super Fresh 2044 New Castle Avenue  New Castle  DE  19720 
November 26, 2014 Shell Food Mart 1345 New Haven Avenue  Milford  CT  06460 
November 26, 2014 Beeline 2520 South Highway 77  Lynn Haven  FL  32444 
November 26, 2014 Sunset Bowl 1625 Central Avenue  Billings  MT  59102 
November 26, 2014 SuperAmerica 12750 County Road 5  Burnsville  MN  55337 
November 26, 2014 S & A Liquors 4701 49th Street North, Suite A  St. Petersburg  FL  33709 
November 26, 2014 Express Lane 835 South Tyndall Parkway  Panama City  FL  32404 
November 26, 2014 BP 8020 North Wickham Road  Melbourne  FL  32940 
November 26, 2014 Ray’s Market 4237 Greensprings Drive  Klamath Falls  OR  97601 


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