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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 23, 2014 El Cheapo 385 Harris Trail Road  Richmond Hill  GA  31324 
October 23, 2014 Circle K 213 Racetrack Road Northwest  Fort Walton Beach  FL  32547 
October 23, 2014 Dollar Mart 77 South Washington Avenue  Bergenfield  NJ  07621 
October 23, 2014 Super Stop Convenient Store 807 West Martin Luther King Boulevard  Plant City  FL  33563 
October 23, 2014 Town & Country Supermarket 355 East 5th Street  Mountain View  MO  65548 
October 23, 2014 High Volume 221 Brown Road, Suite A  Anderson  SC  29621 
October 23, 2014 Citgo/Rightway Food Store 7700 Park Boulevard  Pinellas Park  FL  33781 
October 23, 2014 Hop N Pop 3101 East 3rd Street  Panama City  FL  32401 
October 23, 2014 Corner Market 1050 Southwest Grand Boulevard  Oklahoma City  OK  73109 
October 23, 2014 Family Dollar 1429 Southwest 29th Street  Oklahoma City  OK  73119 
October 23, 2014 China Moon 521 Macdade Boulevard  Collingdale  PA  19023 
October 23, 2014 Don's Midway Grocery 640 Northeast Maiden Lane #6  Pullman  WA  99163 
October 23, 2014 Lacey Fuel/Arco 4533 Lacey Boulevard Southeast  Lacey  WA  98503 
October 23, 2014 Bottle Stopper Lounge & Package 2303 East 5th Street  Panama City  FL  32401 
October 23, 2014 B.G. Bree’s 451 North Main Street  Akron  OH  44310 
October 23, 2014 Mobil 1632 Highway Z  Peverly  MO  63070 
October 23, 2014 Walgreens #1272 5101 West Indian School Road  Phoenix  AZ  85031 
October 23, 2014 Jay’s Smoke Shop 83 Maywood Street  Worcester  MA  01603 
October 23, 2014 Ampride 121 North Floyd Boulevard  Hinton  IA  51024 
October 23, 2014 Speedway Grocery 19202 Old Highway 99 Southwest  Rochester  WA  98579 
October 23, 2014 Bloomfield Pipe Shop 556 Bloomfield Avenue  Bloomfield  NJ  07003 
October 23, 2014 The Parrot Bar & Grill 1100 6th Avenue South  Naples  FL  34102 
October 23, 2014 Hess Express 4275 Park Boulevard North  Pinellas Park  FL  33781 
October 23, 2014 7-Eleven 1976 43rd Avenue  Vero Beach  FL  32960 
October 23, 2014 Marathon 2750 Roanoke Road  LaGrange  GA  30240 


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Center for Tobacco Products Food and Drug Administration

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Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002