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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 20, 2014 Valero Food Shop 2820 Biehn Street  Klamath Falls  OR  97601 
November 20, 2014 Family Dollar 85 Joel Boulevard  Lehigh Acres  FL  33936 
November 20, 2014 MLK Food Mart 704 West 15th Street  Panama City  FL  32401 
November 20, 2014 Beach Food Mart 15045 Madeira Way  Madeira Beach  FL  33708 
November 20, 2014 Sonny’s Food Market 1400 Seminole Boulevard  Largo  FL  33770 
November 20, 2014 Yeong’s Pantry 220 South Belair Road  Martinez  GA  30907 
November 20, 2014 Zaidee Corner Store 11881 GA Highway 46  Soperton  GA  30457 
November 20, 2014 Snappy Mart #9/Phillips 66 1671 South US Highway 63  West Plains  MO  65775 
November 20, 2014 Shell 5635 North Michigan Road  Indianapolis  IN  46228 
November 20, 2014 Safeway 440 North Estella Parkway  Goodyear  AZ  85338 
November 20, 2014 South Woodstock Country Store 10673 South Road  South Woodstock  VT  05071 
November 20, 2014 Friendly Frankie’s Liquor 2481 Del Prado Boulevard North, #112  Cape Coral  FL  33909 
November 20, 2014 St. Andrews Mini Mart 2025 West 15th Street  Panama City  FL  32401 
November 20, 2014 G & J Food Market 60 North Grove Street  East Orange  NJ  07017 
November 20, 2014 Purple Haze Smoke Shop 15026 Madeira Way  Madeira Beach  FL  33708 
November 20, 2014 Walgreens #04311 3531 Thomasville Road  Tallahassee  FL  32309 
November 20, 2014 J Smoke Shop 5140 West Peoria Avenue #138  Glendale  AZ  85302 
November 20, 2014 Kroger Marketplace 855 Salem Road  Conway  AR  72032 
November 20, 2014 7-Eleven 3001 Crater Lake Avenue  Medford  OR  97504 
November 20, 2014 Mel’s Sport Shop 102 Highway 23 South  Spicer  MN  56288 
November 20, 2014 Select Vintage Wines 25 Mountainview Boulevard, Suite 110  Basking Ridge  NJ  07920 
November 20, 2014 QuikTrip 550 North Dysart Road  Goodyear  AZ  85338 
November 20, 2014 Sunoco 18021 Conant Street  Detroit  MI  48234 
November 20, 2014 BP 1510 West South Street  Lebanon  IN  46052 
November 20, 2014 Circle K 2123 Oregon Avenue  Klamath Falls  OR  97601 


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Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002