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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 Summerlin-Sanibel Liquors 20351 Summerlin Road, #108  Fort Myers  FL  33908 
December 11, 2014 Food and Fuel 214 West Jefferson Street  Corydon  IA  50060 
December 11, 2014 Phillips 66/ Rush Hour Super Stores 907 East Langsford Road  Lee’s Summit  MO  64063 
December 11, 2014 Hess 6305 Route 25A  Wading River  NY  11792 
December 11, 2014 Windsor Smokers Discount & Food Store 82 Poquonock Avenue  Windsor  CT  06095 
December 11, 2014 Camilla Food Market 4957 Tamiami Trail North, #102  Naples  FL  34103 
December 04, 2014 Citgo/Andeez Mart 447 Williams Street  New London  CT  06320 
December 04, 2014 Dollar General 18911 South Tamiami Trail #14  Fort Myers  FL  33908 
December 04, 2014 Cappelluti’s Deli 278 Belleville Turnpike  Kearny  NJ  07032 
December 04, 2014 Shell 1370 North Main Street  Randolph  MA  02368 
December 04, 2014 Circle K 1501 Gulf To Bay Boulevard  Clearwater  FL  33755 
December 04, 2014 Dollar General 1198 Eglin Parkway  Shalimar  FL  32579 
December 04, 2014 Woody’s Gas Express 109 4-H Road  Lansing  KS  66043 
December 04, 2014 Johnson Siding General Store/Conoco 12300 West Highway 44  Rapid City  SD  57702 
December 04, 2014 Four Seasons Grocery 15120 Highway 60  Borden  IN  47106 
December 04, 2014 Six Mile Cypress Liquors 7950 Dani Drive, Unit #150  Fort Myers  FL  33966 
December 04, 2014 Cedar Heart Market 25722 Cox Road  Petersburg  VA  23803 
December 04, 2014 Cenex Oil Co 2020 Lazelle Street  Sturgis  SD  57785 
December 04, 2014 El Mercado De San Carlos 17597 Rockefeller Circle, Unit 1  Fort Myers  FL  33967 
December 04, 2014 Quik Mart/Citgo 19841 Schoolcraft  Detroit  MI  48223 
December 04, 2014 7-Eleven 16450 South Tamiami Trail  Fort Myers  FL  33908 
December 04, 2014 Go-mart 5090 MacCorkle Avenue Southeast  Charleston  WV  25314 
December 04, 2014 Tortilleria La Frontera 19133 South Tamiami Trail  Fort Myers  FL  33908 
December 04, 2014 Price Chopper 12220 South 71 Highway  Grandview  MO  64030 
December 04, 2014 PMI Market & Coil Laundry/Citgo 4902 Greenwood Drive  Corpus Christi  TX  78416 


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Center for Tobacco Products Food and Drug Administration

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Building 71, Room G335

Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002