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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
October 30, 2014 Speed Smart/Chevron 5965 East Brown Road  Mesa  AZ  85205 
October 30, 2014 Hillbilly’s 607 South Dakota Highway 11  Alcester  SD  57001 
October 30, 2014 Kwik Mart 1609 East US Highway 40  Greencastle  IN  46135 
October 30, 2014 Shell 1601 North 43rd Avenue  Phoenix  AZ  85009 
October 30, 2014 Astro WSCO #227 449 East Main Street  Ashland  OR  97520 
October 30, 2014 Paddy Murphy’s Irish Pub 457 5th Avenue South  Naples  FL  34102 
October 30, 2014 Depot Market 1327 Northeast Pine Island Road  Cape Coral  FL  33909 
October 30, 2014 Snack & Go 101 Absecon Boulevard  Absecon  NJ  08201 
October 30, 2014 Ehrhardt Service Center 13366 Broxton Bridge Road  Ehrhardt  SC  29081 
October 30, 2014 Only One Lounge 201 South Main Street  Lennox  SD  57039 
October 30, 2014 Publix 3551 US Highway 441 South  Okeechobee  FL  34974 
October 30, 2014 Fremont Travel Plaza 7487 East State Highway 110  Fremont  WI  54940 
October 30, 2014 Milford Package Store 270 Main Street  Milford  MA  01757 
October 30, 2014 Walgreens #5941 1251 4th Street Southwest  Mason City  IA  50401 
October 30, 2014 Rite Aid #11665 1295 East Main Street  Rock Hill  SC  29730 
October 30, 2014 7-Eleven 752 Irvington Avenue  Maplewood  NJ  07040 
October 30, 2014 Circle K 1122 East Indian School Road  Phoenix  AZ  85014 
October 30, 2014 Plaza Tower News Stand 800 South Gay Street  Knoxville  TN  37929 
October 30, 2014 Kangaroo Express 1276 808 Chickasaw Trail North  Orlando  FL  32825 
October 30, 2014 CV Liquors 550 Russells Mills Road  Dartmouth  MA  02748 
October 30, 2014 The Cigarette Store 761 North Idaho Street  Post Falls  ID  83854 
October 30, 2014 Martins Gas Station 3900 East Bristol Street  Elkhart  IN  46514 
October 30, 2014 Tobacco Road Smoke Shop 1232 North Tamiami Trail, Suite 6  North Fort Myers  FL  33903 
October 30, 2014 Newton's 2822 State Route 44  Shinglehouse  PA  16748 
October 30, 2014 Save Mart 3205 East Palmetto Street  Florence  SC  29506 



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