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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 Palm City Liquor 3243 Southwest Mapp Road  Palm City  FL  34990 
October 30, 2014 Midnight Farms Country Store 3590 Southwest Deggeller Court  Palm City  FL  34990 
October 30, 2014 Save Mart 3205 East Palmetto Street  Florence  SC  29506 
October 30, 2014 Boulder Gas 2700 Baseline Road  Boulder  CO  80303 
October 30, 2014 Total Stop Food Store 380 South Dakota Highway 262  Emery  SD  57332 
October 30, 2014 Abby's Mart 24381 Fm 2090 Road  Splendora  TX  77372 
October 30, 2014 Circle K 600 Rouse Road  Orlando  FL  32825 
October 30, 2014 Shell 14717 Highway 59  Splendora  TX  77372 
October 30, 2014 Soda Pop Shop 3003 Northwind Road  Parkville  MD  21234 
October 30, 2014 J Martin Sales/Giant Flea Market 5500 Neeses Highway  Neeses  SC  29107 
October 30, 2014 Holiday Pantry 12024 Champlin Drive  Champlin  MN  55316 
October 30, 2014 4th Street Market & Deli 102 East 4th Street  Duluth  MN  55805 
October 30, 2014 Lynn's Dakotamart 800 Mount Rushmore Road  Custer  SD  57730 
October 30, 2014 Royal Farms Store #59 301 Maple Avenue  Chestertown  MD  21620 
October 30, 2014 Smoke & Grocery 14910 Pacific Avenue South  Tacoma  WA  98444 
October 30, 2014 New Deli World 7004 Broadway  Guttenberg  NJ  07093 
October 30, 2014 Green Leaf Tobacco 3808 150th Street West  Rosemount  MN  55068 
October 30, 2014 Carney’s Five Star Supermarket Business Highway 13  Osceola  MO  64776 
October 30, 2014 Handy/Citgo 501 North 15th Street  Immokalee  FL  34142 
October 30, 2014 Lynch’s Liquor & Tobacco 7630 66th Street North  Pinellas Park  FL  33781 
October 30, 2014 Cunningham's 736 21st Street  Vero Beach  Florida  32960 
October 30, 2014 Shell 139 Medway Road  Milford  MA  01757 
October 30, 2014 Atkinson Food Market 3825 North 15th Street  Milwaukee  WI  53206 
October 30, 2014 Phillips 66 321 West Main Street  Butler  IN  46721 
October 30, 2014 Circle K 714 West Main Street  Austin  IN  47102 


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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