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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
November 26, 2014 Tobacco Road 26831 South Tamiami Trail #44  Bonita Springs  FL  34134 
November 26, 2014 Quik Mart Convenience Store 85 Crescent Avenue  Wyckoff  NJ  07481 
November 26, 2014 Time Out Grille & Bar 9009 Oakhurst Road  Seminole  FL  33776 
November 26, 2014 Suhani 2539 9th Street North  St. Petersburg  FL  33704 
November 26, 2014 Sunset Bowl 1625 Central Avenue  Billings  MT  59102 
November 26, 2014 Krauszer’s Food Stores 631 Milford Point Road  Milford  CT  06460 
November 26, 2014 Walgreens #3300 525 Boston Post Road East  Marlborough  MA  01752 
November 26, 2014 Friendly Liquor Shop 240 Broad Street  Milford  CT  06460 
November 26, 2014 Osage Country Market 54574 State Highway 34  Osage  MN  56570 
November 26, 2014 7-Eleven 750 Memorial Parkway  Phillipsburg  NJ  08865 
November 26, 2014 Union Big Mart 545 Union Avenue  Framingham  MA  01702 
November 26, 2014 Country Corner Store 44 Church Street  Bernardston  MA  01337 
November 26, 2014 Ray’s Market 4237 Greensprings Drive  Klamath Falls  OR  97601 
November 20, 2014 Briarwood One Stop/Conoco 5092 West Sunshine Street  Brookline Station  MO  65619 
November 20, 2014 Skindelien's/BP 38 Main Street North  New London  MN  56273 
November 20, 2014 The Country Stop 17280 Highway 23  New London  MN  56273 
November 20, 2014 BP 335 West Main Street  Morehead  KY  40351 
November 20, 2014 Save a Lot 2800 East 5th Street  Panama City  FL  32401 
November 20, 2014 Fry’s 4025 East Thunderbird Road  Phoenix  AZ  85032 
November 20, 2014 Shell/Joy Plus Convenience Store 5314 North Stateline Avenue  Texarkana  AR  71854 
November 20, 2014 Trucchi’s 2941 Acushnet Avenue  New Bedford  MA  02745 
November 20, 2014 Art & Wine Gallery 387 Mandalay Avenue  Clearwater Beach  FL  33767 
November 20, 2014 BP 47407 West Seven Mile Road  Northville  MI  48167 
November 20, 2014 Shell 260 Mary Esther Boulevard  Mary Esther  FL  32569 
November 20, 2014 Tobacco 1769 Market Boulevard  Hastings  MN  55033 


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