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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 Bryant General Store 26804 State Route 9 Northeast  Arlington  WA  98223 
October 30, 2014 Smokehouse 122 South Egan Avenue  Madison  SD  57042 
October 30, 2014 C Town Supermarkets 611 Bordentown Avenue  South Amboy  NJ  08879 
October 30, 2014 Kroger Fuel Center 450 11th Street  Elkins  WV  26241 
October 30, 2014 DVD 4 Less 3032 River Road  Tacoma  WA  98443 
October 30, 2014 Publix 4701 Park Boulevard North  Pinellas Park  FL  33781 
October 30, 2014 Hy Vee Hy Vee  Osage Beach  MO  65065 
October 30, 2014 Exxon 813 West Marshall Avenue  Longview  TX  75601 
October 30, 2014 Rivers Mart/Citgo 4625 Rivers Avenue  Charleston  SC  29405 
October 30, 2014 7-Eleven 13451 Landstar Boulevard  Orlando  FL  32824 
October 30, 2014 Asylum Sights & Sounds 7180 49th Street  Pinellas Park  FL  33781 
October 30, 2014 Sunoco 7091 Park Boulevard North  Pinellas Park  FL  33781 
October 30, 2014 Exxon 62 Adamsville Road  Mason  WV  25260 
October 30, 2014 WC Grocery 529 Pondella Road  North Fort Myers  FL  33903 
October 30, 2014 Diamond Deli 184 Main Street  Norwalk  CT  06851 
October 30, 2014 7-Eleven 752 Irvington Avenue  Maplewood  NJ  07040 
October 30, 2014 Bliss Express 627 Dartmouth Street  Dartmouth  MA  02748 
October 30, 2014 Rob’s Seafoods and Burgers 104 West Seltice Way  Post Falls  ID  83854 
October 30, 2014 Bottle Stop 3530 Douglas Avenue North  Crystal  MN  55422 
October 30, 2014 Circle K 1122 East Indian School Road  Phoenix  AZ  85014 
October 30, 2014 Quick Point Deli & Convenience Store 8 Reading Road  Flemington  NJ  08822 
October 30, 2014 Cape Smokes 1622 Del Prado Boulevard South  Cape Coral  FL  33990 
October 30, 2014 Dollar Store 1890 North Tamiami Trail  North Fort Myers  FL  33903 
October 30, 2014 Mountaineer Mart 21 Davis Avenue  Elkins  WV  26241 
October 30, 2014 Village Beach Market 4905 Highway A1A  Vero Beach  FL  32963 


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Center for Tobacco Products Food and Drug Administration

10903 New Hampshire Avenue

Building 71, Room G335

Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002