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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:


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Date Stamp on Letter Retailer Store Name Retailer Street Address Retailer City Retailer State Retailer ZIP Code
May 28, 2016 Sunny Food Mart 1136 Northeast 8th Avenue Gainesville FL 32601
May 05, 2016 Billings Mobil 758 Waterbury Stowe Road Waterbury VT 05676
May 05, 2016 Walgreens #13927 3490 Northrise Drive Las Cruces NM 88011
April 28, 2016 Shell Carr 183 Km 1 Hm 5, Bo Tomas De Castro Caguas PR 00725
April 28, 2016 BP 6550 Southwest Archer Road Gainesville FL 32608
April 28, 2016 Shell 1410 Ocean Beach Highway Longview WA 98632
April 28, 2016 Kenner Wal-Mart Supercenter #1342 300 West Esplanade Avenue Kenner LA 70065
April 28, 2016 Speedway 7819 US 42 Florence KY 41042
April 28, 2016 Supermercado Los Angeles Carr 867 KM 5.0 Parcela 209 BO. Ingenio Toa Baja PR 00949
April 28, 2016 Tesoro 2 Go 434 Kamehameha Avenue Hilo HI 96720
April 28, 2016 Market Place/AK Express/Gulf 1091 Clinton Road Macon GA 31211
April 28, 2016 Walgreens #4770 8625 Stirling Road Cooper City FL 33328
April 28, 2016 El Jibarito Bar 78 Calle Munoz Rivera Aguas Buenas PR 00703
April 28, 2016 Marathon 22645 West 8 Mile Road Detroit MI 48219
April 28, 2016 Marathon 4353 North Ocean Drive Lauderdale by the Sea FL 33308
April 28, 2016 Marathon 706 East McGregor Street Pageland SC 29728
April 28, 2016 Iowa City Walmart Supercenter #1721 919 Highway 1 West Iowa City IA 52246
April 28, 2016 Jet Food Line 7001 5th Avenue North Saint Petersburg FL 33710
April 28, 2016 Circle K 7000 East Colonial Drive Orlando FL 32803
April 28, 2016 Krist Food Mart 108 West Adams Street Iron River MI 49935
April 28, 2016 Colmado Brau Carr 301 Km 9.3 Bo Corozo-Boqueron Cabo Rojo PR 00623
April 28, 2016 Maria Cafeteria 3082 Northwest 7th Street Miami FL 33125
April 28, 2016 Tom Thumb 438 West James Lee Boulevard Crestview FL 32536
April 28, 2016 Gulf 2715 Kennedy Boulevard North Bergen NJ 07047
April 28, 2016 Triple Deuce Party Store 222 South Washington Street Mt Pleasant MI 48858
April 28, 2016 76 1942 Southeast Lund Avenue Port Orchard WA 98366
April 28, 2016 Eco Gas 337 North West Avenue, Suite A Arlington WA 98223
April 28, 2016 Baba Convenience Store 4307 Liberty Parkway Savannah GA 31405
April 28, 2016 Sandwichera Amelia Carr 132 KM 8 6 Bo Santo Domin Penuelas PR 00624
April 28, 2016 Four Corner Grocery & Deli/Chevron 28072 State Highway 3 Northeast Poulsbo WA 98370
April 28, 2016 Mobil 1920 West Fisher Freeway Detroit MI 48216
April 28, 2016 Kelly’s Convenience Stores 113 North State Street Preston ID 83263
April 28, 2016 Safeway Fuel Center 3532 172nd Street Arlington WA 98223
April 28, 2016 Tiger Mart/Exxon 3501 Grapevine Mills Parkway Grapevine TX 76051
April 28, 2016 Minit Mart Food Store 335 Boulevard Hasbrouck Heights NJ 07604
April 28, 2016 Cheepers 520 North West Avenue Arlington WA 98223
April 28, 2016 Friendly Food Store 1900 Exchange Avenue Oklahoma City OK 73108
April 28, 2016 Supermercados Mi Casa Carr 867 Km 5.3, BO Ingenio Toa Baja PR 00949
April 28, 2016 Wilson Food Mart #2 411 Isaacks Road Humble TX 77338
April 28, 2016 Food Mart/76 26484 State Highway 3 Northeast Poulsbo WA 98370
April 28, 2016 Downtown Discount Party Store 104 North Main Street Mt Pleasant MI Mt Pleasant
April 28, 2016 Go On! Food & Fuel 144 Arch Street Hamden CT 06514
April 28, 2016 River City Perk 1705 Harris Highway Washington WV 26181
April 28, 2016 Bayboro Clover Farm 3742 Green Sea Road South Loris SC 29569
April 28, 2016 Raceway 6125 Highway 90 Milton FL 32570
April 28, 2016 BP 15500 Michigan Avenue Dearborn MI 48126
April 28, 2016 Cafetin Pellin Carr 867 KM 5.2 Barrio Ingenio Toa Baja PR 00949
April 28, 2016 Colmado Los Rivera Bo. Caguitas Carr 777 Km. 2.0 Aguas Buenas PR 00703
April 28, 2016 High Street Express 196 High Street Waltham MA 02453
April 28, 2016 Rightway Foods 7835 38th Avenue North Saint Petersburg FL 33710
April 28, 2016 Colmado De Jesus Bo. Palomas Carr 779 Km. 7.3 Comerio PR 00782
April 28, 2016 Kangaroo Express 3424 Southwest Williston Road Gainesville FL 32608
April 28, 2016 Food Mart/Shell 3453 Southwest Williston Road Gainesville FL 32608
April 21, 2016 PSS Bo. Almacigo Bajo Carr 371 KM. 1.8 Yauco PR 00698
April 21, 2016 Puma/Ismael Texaco Service Station Gasolina Calle Georgetti #46 Caguas PR 00725
April 21, 2016 Billy’s 799 Highway 121 Johnston SC 29832
April 21, 2016 72nd Deli & Market 716 South 72nd Street Tacoma WA 98408
April 21, 2016 Sam’s Food Stores 952 New London Turnpike Glastonbury CT 06033
April 21, 2016 Kangaroo Express/Valero 1901 North Market Street Shreveport LA 71107
April 21, 2016 Broadmoor Heights Convenience 2106 West Eisenhower Boulevard Loveland CO 80537
April 21, 2016 Shell 15450 West 9 Mile Road Oak Park MI 48237
April 21, 2016 Shell Ave. Boulevard, Esq. Vista Del Lago Urb. Levittown Toa Baja PR 00949
April 21, 2016 Price Rite Liquor 1055 North Liberty Street Elgin IL 60120
April 21, 2016 Colmado Martinez Carr 371 Km 12.2 BO, Rancheras Yauco PR 00698
April 21, 2016 Allsup’s/Alon 1741 State Highway 351 Abilene TX 79601
April 21, 2016 Four Corner Deli Mart/Marathon 7305 Swayne Street Hamilton IN 46742
April 21, 2016 Colmado La Parada Carr 372 Km 9.1, Bo Duey Yauco PR 00698
April 21, 2016 Walgreens #6704 175 Malabar Road Northwest Palm Bay FL 32907
April 21, 2016 TD Fuel / Twice Daily 499 Tennessee 46 South Dickson TN 37055
April 21, 2016 Super Colmado Chengo Carr 372 Km 0.2, Bo Duey Yauco PR 00698
April 21, 2016 A&M Tobacco 14114 South Normandie Avenue #104 Gardena CA 90249
April 21, 2016 La Perla Market 12807 South Normandie Avenue Gardena CA 90249
April 21, 2016 Family Dollar 635 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard North Pontiac MI 48342
April 21, 2016 Moore's Market 628 Mcnairy Road Bethel Springs TN 38315
April 21, 2016 Farmacia Turabo Gardens Centro Comercial Turabo Gardens Caguas PR 00725
April 21, 2016 Dollar General 8614 North Davis Highway Pensacola FL 32514
April 21, 2016 K & M Market 916 East Grand River Lansing MI 48906
April 21, 2016 Cerro Negro Restaurant 9613 West Flagler Street Miami FL 33174
April 21, 2016 Mobil 722 South Main Street Fall River WI 53932
April 21, 2016 Emerson Tobacco 190 Malabar Road Southwest Palm Bay FL 32907
April 21, 2016 Speedway 1156 Dundee Avenue Elgin IL 60120
April 21, 2016 KPS Liquor Mart 3840 Pacific Avenue Tacoma WA 98418
April 21, 2016 Mr. Tobacco 4011 Capital Boulevard, Suite 125 Raleigh NC 27604
April 21, 2016 Farmacia La Fe Almacigo Bajo Carr 371 Km 1.7 Yauco PR 00698
April 21, 2016 Six Brothers & Nephew Groceries #2 1501 Langley Avenue Pensacola FL 32504
April 21, 2016 Supermercado Don Bosco 5 Calle 65 De Infanteria Yauco PR 00698
April 21, 2016 Pilot Travel Center 522 Highway 601 South Lugoff SC 29078
April 18, 2016 Colvins/Gulf 185 Prospect Street Waltham MA 02453
April 14, 2016 Super Foods Grocery & Deli 301 Jackson Street Hoboken NJ 07030
April 14, 2016 Jay’s Amherst Market 24 Amherst Street Nashua NH 03064
April 07, 2016 Sunoco 2 South Westfield Street Feeding Hills MA 01030
April 07, 2016 Bella's Market 1644 Pinckney Road Howell MI 48843
April 07, 2016 Family Dollar 6000 Natural Bridge Avenue St. Louis MO 63120
April 07, 2016 The Original Anchor Party Shoppe 47240 Jefferson Avenue Chesterfield MI 48047
April 07, 2016 Cafe Market 2560 Northwest 7th Street Miami FL 33125
April 07, 2016 Club Eleven 16315 East 11 Mile Road Roseville MI 48066
April 07, 2016 Howard Market 1107 Howard Street Saginaw MI 48601
April 07, 2016 Gator Food Mart / Sunoco 528 Northwest 8th Avenue Gainesville FL 32601
March 31, 2016 El Deportivo Centro Comercial Jardines Del Caribe Local B-5 Ponce PR 00278
March 31, 2016 Motor Mart Express 11555 Bonita Beach Road Southeast Bonita Springs FL 34135
March 31, 2016 Farmacias Plaza Carr 695 Km 1.4, Bo Higuillar Dorado PR 00646
March 24, 2016 Express Mart 413 2nd Street Belmont MS 38827

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