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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 Dollar General 14550 Amstutz Road  Leo  IN  46765 
October 30, 2014 Safeway 4005 East Chandler Boulevard  Phoenix  AZ  85044 
October 30, 2014 Lake Liquor 3715 Highway 54, Suite 7  Osage Beach  MO  65065 
October 30, 2014 Circle K 14554 Herriman Boulevard  Noblesville  IN  46060 
October 30, 2014 Walgreens #13842 9 Central Avenue East  Saint Michael  MN  55376 
October 30, 2014 Smokes & Suds 6848 North Government Way, Suite 102  Dalton Gardens  ID  83815 
October 30, 2014 Mobil/Lipton Mart 1140 Pleasant Street  Lee  MA  01238 
October 30, 2014 Giant Eagle 553 Hebron Road  Heath  OH  43056 
October 30, 2014 Petro Champ 5790 62nd Avenue North  Pinellas Park  FL  33781 
October 30, 2014 Valero 1625 Kismet Parkway East  Cape Coral  FL  33909 
October 30, 2014 Citgo/Snack Shop 957 Foxon Road  East Haven  CT  06513 
October 30, 2014 Marathon Gas 5201 East US 36, Suite 101  Avon  IN  46123 
October 30, 2014 Delano/Station Break 1044 Kingshighway Street  Rolla  MO  65401 
October 30, 2014 Kings 159 Maplewood Avenue  Maplewood  NJ  07040 
October 30, 2014 Family Dollar 804 West Britton Road  Oklahoma City  OK  73114 
October 30, 2014 Walgreens #7506 1290 Chestnut Street  Orangeburg  SC  29115 
October 30, 2014 Elkins Wal-Mart Supercenter 721 Beverly Pike  Elkins  WV  26241 
October 30, 2014 Hy-Miler/Shell 2026 Cleveland Road West  Huron  OH  44839 
October 30, 2014 Brookshire Food and Pharmacy 807 East Tyler Street  Athens  TX  75751 
October 30, 2014 La Huerta International Market 405 East Smith Street  Kent  WA  98030 
October 30, 2014 Walgreens #7157 7400 66th Street North  Pinellas Park  FL  33781 
October 30, 2014 Walgreens #5326 800 West Bay Drive  Largo  FL  33770 
October 30, 2014 Casey’s General Stores 400 South Washington Avenue  Madison  SD  57042 
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 



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Tobacco

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Center for Tobacco Products Food and Drug Administration

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