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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 Express Lane 16766 Blountstown Highway  Tallahassee  FL  32310 
December 04, 2014 Fry’s Gas Station 2825 West Bell Road  Phoenix  AZ  85053 
December 04, 2014 Phillips 66 4466 South Lindbergh Boulevard  Sappington  MO  63127 
December 04, 2014 RaceWay 995 Highway 98 East  Destin  FL  32541 
December 04, 2014 Bloomingdale Discount Liquors 82 Main Street  Bloomingdale  NJ  07403 
December 04, 2014 Olivia's Market 199 Stratton Road  Rutland  VT  05701 
December 04, 2014 Exxon 6201 4th Street North  Saint Petersburg  FL  33702 
December 04, 2014 Dollar General 1198 Eglin Parkway  Shalimar  FL  32579 
December 04, 2014 Woody’s 1703 10th Avenue  Leavenworth  KS  66048 
December 04, 2014 Honey Plus Convenience Store 393 Colman Street  New London  CT  06320 
December 04, 2014 Tarpon Liquors 604 South Pinellas Avenue  Tarpon Springs  FL  34689 
December 04, 2014 Go-mart 5090 MacCorkle Avenue Southeast  Charleston  WV  25314 
December 04, 2014 Airport Mini Mart 19045 International Boulevard  Seatac  WA  98188 
December 04, 2014 IR Liquors 12788 Indian Rocks Road  Largo  FL  33774 
December 04, 2014 Citgo/Andeez Mart 447 Williams Street  New London  CT  06320 
December 04, 2014 Hong Lan Fashion/Jolina’s Boutique 3819 Yakima Avenue  Tacoma  WA  98418 
December 04, 2014 Shop N Save 1601 West Canal Circle  Littleton  CO  80120 
December 04, 2014 Freedom 504 South Sanborn Boulevard  Mitchell  SD  57301 
December 04, 2014 Walmart #0470 1821 South Padre Island Drive  Corpus Christi  TX  78416 
December 04, 2014 Mr. Mart 7409 East Highway 22  Panama City  FL  32404 
December 04, 2014 Walgreens #3046 2295 East Bay Drive  Largo  FL  33771 
December 04, 2014 US Gas/Mini Mart 1312 US Highway 22 East  Phillipsburg  NJ  08865 
December 04, 2014 News & Smokes 1175 Court Street  Medford  OR  97501 
December 04, 2014 News Plus 348 Bloomfield Avenue  Caldwell  NJ  07006 
December 04, 2014 Cornerstone IGA 2122 Ritter Drive  Daniels  WV  25832 


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For General Inquiries:

Center for Tobacco Products Food and Drug Administration

10903 New Hampshire Avenue

Building 71, Room G335

Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002