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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 04, 2014 Johnson Siding General Store/Conoco 12300 West Highway 44  Rapid City  SD  57702 
December 04, 2014 Dollar General 4714 Greenwood Drive  Corpus Christi  TX  78416 
December 04, 2014 Greenway Smoke Shop 15440 North 35th Avenue  Phoenix  AZ  85053 
December 04, 2014 St. Maries II Convenience Store 400 Robert Street North, Suite 260  St. Paul  MN  55101 
December 04, 2014 Roadside Market 144 Service Drive  Hill City  MN  55748 
December 04, 2014 Gateway Travel Plaza 1480 Freeway Boulevard  Rose City  TX  77662 
December 04, 2014 Detroit Palace Liquor 8105 Fenkell Avenue  Detroit  MI  48235 
December 04, 2014 BP Market 3855 Nashville Road  Franklin  KY  42134 
December 04, 2014 Panama City Market 2007 East 11th Street  Panama City  FL  32401 
December 04, 2014 Wal-Mart #0026 6000 10th Avenue  Leavenworth  KS  66048 
December 04, 2014 O'Keefe’s Softails Pub 6032 Seminole Boulevard  Seminole  FL  33772 
December 04, 2014 Lake Talquin Sunoco 22400 Blountstown Highway  Tallahassee  FL  32310 
December 04, 2014 Dollar General 3344 Staunton Turnpike  Parkersburg  WV  26104 
December 04, 2014 Woody’s Gas Express 109 4-H Road  Lansing  KS  66043 
December 04, 2014 Stripes 3053 Waldron Road  Corpus Christi  TX  78418 
December 04, 2014 Snappy Food Mart/BP 1159 North Nottawa Street  Sturgis  MI  49091 
December 04, 2014 Hucks 631 West 4th Street  Mount Vernon  IN  47620 
December 04, 2014 Four Seasons Grocery 15120 Highway 60  Borden  IN  47106 
December 04, 2014 Marathon 3025 Highway 135 Northwest  Corydon  IN  47112 
December 04, 2014 ABC Fine Wine & Spirits 14725 South Tamiami Trail  Fort Myers  FL  33912 
December 04, 2014 Your Neighborhood Market 706 West Orange Avenue  Tallahassee  FL  32310 
December 04, 2014 AJ's Sports Bar & Grill 7210 Ulmerton Road  Largo  FL  33771 
December 04, 2014 Shell Food Mart 6065 Lemay Ferry  St. Louis  MO  63129 
December 04, 2014 Tobacco Pouch 6450 US 27 South  Sebring  FL  33870 
December 04, 2014 Cedar Heart Market 25722 Cox Road  Petersburg  VA  23803 


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