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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 BP 704 2nd Street  Kenyon  MN  55946 
December 11, 2014 Chevron/Starvin’ Sam’s Mini-Mart 5639 Barrett Avenue  Ferndale  WA  98248 
December 11, 2014 H-Mart Tobacco Street 14333 Aurora Avenue North #2  Seattle  WA  98133 
December 11, 2014 Summerlin-Sanibel Liquors 20351 Summerlin Road, #108  Fort Myers  FL  33908 
December 11, 2014 Shell/ Food Mart 2700 Riverside Drive  Macon  GA  31204 
December 11, 2014 76 / Quik Mart 1501 Main Street  Oroville  WA  98844 
December 11, 2014 7-Eleven 15021 McGregor Boulevard  Fort Myers  FL  33908 
December 11, 2014 Shell/Food Mart 855 Tyrone Boulevard North  Saint Petersburg  FL  33710 
December 11, 2014 Raceway 1625 US Highway 27 South  Avon Park  FL  33825 
December 11, 2014 7-Eleven 3209 Northwest Avenue  Bellingham  WA  98225 
December 11, 2014 Plaza Select Foods Grocery 1024 Madison Street  Seattle  WA  98104 
December 11, 2014 Aspen Hill Sunoco 14031 Georgia Avenue  Silver Spring  MD  20906 
December 11, 2014 Phillips 66 733 South Vandeventer Avenue  St. Louis  MO  63110 
December 11, 2014 Valero 401 North Jefferson Street  La Grange  TX  78945 
December 11, 2014 Ravi Petro 290 Broad Street  New London  CT  06320 
December 11, 2014 Little Saigon Market 15250 South Tamiami Trail #111  Fort Myers  FL  33908 
December 11, 2014 Food Lion #2604 740 University Village Drive  Blythewood  SC  29016 
December 11, 2014 T&C Self Serv 30560 Highway 47 Northwest  Cambridge  MN  55008 
December 11, 2014 Spartan Bros. Foods & Deli 7140 North Harlem Avenue  Chicago  IL  60631 
December 11, 2014 Rapp's Short Stop/Mileage 31168 County 24 Boulevard  Cannon Falls  MN  55009 
December 11, 2014 Walker Homes Groceries 315 West Mitchell Road  Memphis  TN  38109 
December 11, 2014 Tee Pee’s Smoke Shop 913 East Harry Street  Wichita  KS  67211 
December 11, 2014 Lakeview Market 1940 22nd Avenue South  St. Petersburg  FL  33712 
December 11, 2014 Wal-Mart Supercenter #2596 2301 Freeway Drive  Mount Vernon  WA  98273 


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