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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:


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Date Stamp on Letter Retailer Store Name Retailer Street Address Retailer City Retailer State Retailer ZIP Code
August 11, 2016 Family Dollar #3155 1200 Airport Road Allentown PA 18109
August 11, 2016 Valero 2381 Highway 36 East Jackson GA 30233
August 11, 2016 Tunnel Wine & Spirits 311 H Street Northwest Washington DC 20001
August 11, 2016 Valero / Shell Lake Travel Center 531 State Highway 149 North Earle AR 72331
August 04, 2016 Plympton Gas & Convenience 280 Main Street Plympton MA 02367
August 04, 2016 West Y Liquor and Smoke Shop 331946 East Highway 66 Wellston OK 74881
August 04, 2016 Herb's on the Curb 4000 Chapel Road Havre De Grace MD 21078
July 28, 2016 Kroger Food & Drugs 2001 North Michigan Street Plymouth IN 46563
July 28, 2016 Walgreens #6692 4766 East Queen Creek Road Gilbert AZ 85297
July 28, 2016 Big Brother Grocery 1193 Lee Street Southwest Atlanta GA 30310
July 28, 2016 Rite Aid #2631 170 Saxer Avenue Springfield PA 19064
July 28, 2016 Love's 709 State Street Phillipsburg KS 67661
July 28, 2016 Payless 11 East 29th Street Anderson IN 46016
July 28, 2016 C & E Short Stop 119 Main Street Clinton MN 56225
July 28, 2016 Energy Express/Phillips 66 9037 Saint Charles Rock Road St. John MO 63114
July 28, 2016 Mobil Mart 547 Santa Rita Drive Apra Heights GU 96915
July 28, 2016 Chevron / Food Mart 774 Kamehameha Avenue Hilo HI 96720
July 28, 2016 Shell 1095 Route 37 West Toms River NJ 08755
July 28, 2016 Kum & Go #367 18908 Q Street Omaha NE 68135
July 28, 2016 BP 945 Ritchie Highway Severna Park MD 21146
July 28, 2016 Smokers Paradise 3128 Highway 28 East Pineville LA 71360
July 28, 2016 Super Mercado Paliques Carr # 459 Km 2 Aguadilla PR 00603
July 21, 2016 Stop & Shop 25 State Route 39 New Fairfield CT 06812
July 21, 2016 Col Lopez Carr. 453 KM. 3.9 INT. Bo. Piletas Lares PR 00669
July 21, 2016 The Store 1906 Truman Boulevard Caruthersville MO 63830
July 21, 2016 Tieton Food Mart/Conoco 4708 Tieton Drive Yakima WA 98908
July 21, 2016 Family Dollar 1518 3rd Street South West Winter Haven FL 33880
July 21, 2016 Walgreens #3139 1826 North Broad Street New Orleans LA 70119
July 21, 2016 Family Dollar 500 D Street South Charleston WV 25303
July 21, 2016 76 / Food Mart 1248 South Wilmington Avenue Compton CA 90220
July 21, 2016 Total McArthur Carretera #3, KM 138.3 Guayama PR 00784
July 21, 2016 Bar Restaurant Los Amigos Calle Villa Sol #181, Bo. Playita Salinas PR 00751
July 21, 2016 Exxon/Quick Stop 9401 Wilson Boulevard Columbia SC 29203
July 21, 2016 Vincent’s 12th Street Market 2400 South 12th Street St. Louis MO 63104
July 21, 2016 Stop & Shop Gasoline 250 Newbury Street Danvers MA 01923
July 21, 2016 Mt. Laurel Wine & Spirits 3747 Church Road Mount Laurel NJ 08054
July 21, 2016 Scott’s Place The Legacy 175 Broadway Street Sterling NE 68443
July 21, 2016 Lowe’s Variety 19 Central Street Berlin MA 01503
July 21, 2016 Casey’s General Store 3003 North 70th Street Lincoln NE 68507
July 21, 2016 Sherry’s Market 101 East 22nd Street Greeley CO 80631
July 21, 2016 BI-LO 901 Church Street Conway SC 29526
July 21, 2016 The Alamo 614 South Broadway Coweta OK 74429
July 21, 2016 Raceway 718 North Kentucky Street Kingston TN 37763
July 21, 2016 Greensburg News 39 West Otterman Street Greensburg PA 15601
July 21, 2016 Maritza & Jennifer Deli & Grocery 6401 Bergenwood Avenue North Bergen NJ 07047
July 21, 2016 Conoco 2323 South Jefferson Avenue St. Louis MO 63104
July 21, 2016 Placita Tony Ubanizacion Caparra Terrace 816 Avenue De Diego San Juan PR 00921
July 21, 2016 Cali’s General Store 2701 Atlantic Avenue Atlantic City NJ 08401
July 21, 2016 Conoco / Minit Mart 2561 Highway 291 South Independence MO 64057
July 21, 2016 Mobil Mart 12398 Southwest 3rd Street Plantation FL 33325
July 21, 2016 Walgreens #7233 3046 Route 38 Mount Laurel NJ 08054
July 21, 2016 Las Palmas II Carr 685 Km 5.0, Bo Laguna, Parcela Num 1 Manati PR 00674
July 21, 2016 Daily’s 2355 State Road 16 Saint Augustine FL 32084
July 21, 2016 Doyle Market / Big T's Market 3670 Mcminnville Highway Sparta TN 38583
July 21, 2016 The Corner Landing Bait & Tackle 3945 North 300 West Angola IN 46703
July 21, 2016 Shell / Food Mart 2461 4th Avenue South Seattle WA 98134
July 21, 2016 New JCK Market Chi Comm Bldg Unit 1 & 2, 517 Route 1 Yigo GU 96929
July 21, 2016 Wessam Variety Store 1851 Acushnet Avenue New Bedford MA 02746
July 21, 2016 D & D Star Stop 1911 US Highway 50 East Bedford IN 47421
July 21, 2016 Dollar General 34044 Walker North Road Walker LA 70785
July 21, 2016 Safeway Fuel Center #3521 510 Grant Road East Wenatchee WA 98802
July 21, 2016 Kwik Shop/Sinclair 920 E. Laramie Street Gillette WY 82716
July 21, 2016 Haeorum 3045 Southeast 3rd Avenue Ocala FL 34471
July 21, 2016 Denny’s Supermarket/Denny’s Super Save 1562 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard Southwest Atlanta GA 30310
July 21, 2016 Colmado Bar Tirado Carretera 643 KM 2.9 Parcelas Pinzon, Solar 19 Manati PR 00674
July 21, 2016 Mahuffer 19201 Gulf Boulevard Indian Shores FL 33785
July 21, 2016 Fred Meyer Fuel 68 2nd Street South Nampa ID 83651
July 21, 2016 Jersey Fried Chicken 2045 Springfield Avenue Vauxhall NJ 07088
July 21, 2016 Allendale IGA 938 Railroad Avenue Allendale SC 29810
July 21, 2016 Publix Liquor 270A East Eau Gallie Boulevard Indian Harbour Beach FL 32937
July 21, 2016 701 Stop 5638 Highway 701 North Conway SC 29526
July 21, 2016 Esplanade Food Store 1400 Esplanade Avenue New Orleans LA 70116
July 21, 2016 Supermarket Fuel & Food 321 West Morgan Street Martinsville IN 46151
July 21, 2016 Pine Acres Camping Resort 203 Bechan Road Oakham MA 01068
July 21, 2016 Wal-Mart Supercenter #3439 9360 Navarre Parkway Navarre FL 32566
July 21, 2016 Colmado El Indio 419 Calle Progreso Aguadilla PR 00603
July 21, 2016 Friendly Market 1314 West 10th Street Marion IN 46953
July 21, 2016 Econo Carr 2 Km 92.4, Bo Membrillo Camuy PR 00627
July 21, 2016 Horizon Discount Beverages 5635 Memorial Highway Tampa FL 33615
July 21, 2016 Duane Reade 2864 Broadway New York NY 10025
July 21, 2016 Daytona Family 1260 Mason Avenue Daytona Beach FL 32117
July 21, 2016 West-Side Mini-Mart 96 Main Street Binghamton NY 13905
July 21, 2016 Quicky’s 2701 Tulane Avenue New Orleans LA 70119
July 21, 2016 Goody’s Food & Deli 5615 22nd Avenue Kenosha WI 53140
July 21, 2016 Express Pantry / BP 1705 West Main Street Sun Prairie WI 53590
July 21, 2016 Dem 2 Brothers and A Grill II 9941 East Dupont Avenue London WV 25126
July 21, 2016 Chevron 402 Marine Drive Port Angeles WA 98363
July 21, 2016 Walgreens #9512 1125 North Lacrosse Street Rapid City SD 57701
July 21, 2016 Pikeville Skyline Liquors 997 Town Mountain Road Pikeville KY 41501
July 21, 2016 Supermercado Nuestra Familia 1826 Vinton Street Omaha NE 68108
July 21, 2016 Cenex 13108 Highway C Russellville MO 65074
July 21, 2016 Delbert’s Supermarket 10909 Highway 76 Healdton OK 73438
July 21, 2016 Kearney Liquors Ampride 1107 2nd Avenue Kearney NE 68847
July 21, 2016 Family Dollar 5307 Decatur Road Fort Wayne IN 46806
July 21, 2016 Mount’s Motel 2984 Brunswick Pike Lawrenceville NJ 08648
July 21, 2016 Shahnawaz Halal Meat & Groceries 1380 Oaktree Road Iselin NJ 08830
July 21, 2016 Circle K #9800 10600 Roosevelt Boulevard North St. Petersburg FL 33716
July 21, 2016 Albany Chevron 28571 LA Highway 43 Albany LA 70711
July 21, 2016 Wal-Mart Supercenter #3307 35 Mike Steward Crawfordville FL 32327
July 21, 2016 Quicker Liquor 1904 9th Street Greeley CO 80631
July 21, 2016 Beach Bums 1909 North Ocean Boulevard Myrtle Beach SC 29577
July 21, 2016 JJ’s In and Out 2219 Douglas Avenue Bellingham WA 98225
July 21, 2016 Hilltop Market 1705 A Hill Top Loop Road Kingston TN 37763
July 21, 2016 House of Cigars & Liquor 400 South Pacific Coast Highway Redondo Beach CA 90277
July 21, 2016 Colmado Bauza Calle 14 #453, Bo Singapur Juana Diaz PR 00795
July 21, 2016 Zack’s Place 1400 South University Avenue Little Rock AR 72204
July 21, 2016 Cowboy Country Stores 104 US Highway 14 East De Smet SD 57231
July 21, 2016 Total/Mis Abuelos Gas Station Carr 2 Km 95.1 Camuy PR 00627
July 21, 2016 Kwik Stop Food Store 13260 West Broward Boulevard Plantation FL 33325
July 21, 2016 Walgreens #6404 11204 West State Road 84 Davie FL 33325
July 21, 2016 Dollar General 15282 Canal Road Clinton Township MI 48038
July 21, 2016 Wildhorse Tobacco 2503 North Broadway Street Poteau OK 74953
July 21, 2016 Colmado El Bache 65 Bo Calzada Maunabo PR 00707
July 21, 2016 Plains Market and Liquor Store 139 East Main Street Pierce CO 80650
July 21, 2016 Supermercados Econo Carr. 670 Km. 1.0, Bo Cotte Norte Manati PR 00674
July 21, 2016 Marathon/Korner Kwik Stop 10481 Highway 97 McDavid FL 32568
July 21, 2016 Circle K 201 West Fifth North Street Summerville SC 29483
July 21, 2016 Krauzer’s Food Stores 13 Locust Avenue Wallington NJ 07057
July 21, 2016 Piggly Wiggly 201 Forrest Avenue East Brewton AL 36426
July 21, 2016 Big River Food & Fuel 1008 South Burnside Avenue Gonzales LA 70737
July 21, 2016 Short Trip Convenience Store 4565 Durant Avenue North Charleston SC 29405
July 21, 2016 Sunoco 140 West Pittsburgh Street Greensburg PA 15601
July 21, 2016 Food Mart/Sunoco 1001 Leverett Road Warner Robins GA 31088
July 21, 2016 Indian Village Trading Post 469 Indian Village Road Slidell LA 70461
July 21, 2016 7-Eleven 8205 North Wickham Road Melbourne FL 32940
July 21, 2016 Huff and Puff Smoke Shop 807 South Douglas Highway Gillette WY 82716
July 21, 2016 Shell 1677 Route 37 East Toms River NJ 08753
July 21, 2016 Clark 6951 Rochester Road Troy MI 48085
July 21, 2016 Tobacco Corner 2109 East Main Street Duncan SC 29334
July 21, 2016 Dollar General 151 Warwood Avenue Wheeling WV 26003
July 21, 2016 Supermercado Y Carniceria Dos Hermanos Urbanizacion Santiago Iglesias San Alfonzo #1720 San Juan PR 00921
July 21, 2016 Horton’s Grocery 2906 Lorton Lick Road Bluefield WV 24701
July 21, 2016 Marion Food Mart 3801 South Western Avenue Marion IN 46953
July 21, 2016 East Side Liquors 1500 East US Highway 14-16 Gillette WY 82716
July 21, 2016 Turtle Creek Market 5900 Turtle Creek Drive Ft. Wayne IN 46816
July 21, 2016 Shell / Snappy Mart 50 Highway 63 South Koshkonong MO 65692
July 21, 2016 Shell 106 North US Highway 14-16 Gillette WY 82716
July 21, 2016 La Gotita 60 Calle Cuesta Vieja Aguadilla PR 00603
July 21, 2016 Colmado Las Tres T Carr 642 Km 0.6 Bo. Monte Bello Manati PR 00674
July 21, 2016 Colmado Deportivo Carr 685 Km 3.0 Bo. Tierras Nuevas Manati PR 00674
July 21, 2016 Citgo/Southern Stores 1030 South Alabama Avenue Chesnee SC 29323
July 21, 2016 Sonny's/Citgo 512 Boone Hill Road Summerville SC 29483
July 21, 2016 Food Lion #0841 845 Bethel Street Clover SC 29710
July 21, 2016 Sam’s Package General Store 901 Truman Boulevard Caruthersville MO 63830
July 21, 2016 Kens Q Mart 1309 Rauhut Street Burlington NC 27217
July 21, 2016 Chevron/Food Mart 1607 South Houston Avenue Humble TX 77396
July 21, 2016 Wesco 4101 Lansing Avenue Jackson MI 49202
July 21, 2016 BP 4922 South Western Avenue Marion IN 46953
July 21, 2016 Uptown Market & Cafe 2281 Eisenhower Avenue Alexandria VA 22314
July 21, 2016 Munoz Santiago Roberto / Gasolina Calle Munoz Rivera, Esq. Barcelo #52 Juana Diaz PR 00795
July 21, 2016 Zazz Express Mart 21616 Harper Avenue Saint Clair Shores MI 48080
July 21, 2016 Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market #3862 1905 North Nova Road Daytona Beach FL 32117
July 21, 2016 Colmado Villa Nueva Barriada Caban #108 Aguadilla PR 00603
July 21, 2016 Lake Liquor & Tobacco 212 South Main Street Gravois Mills MO 65037
July 21, 2016 The Cottonwood 43504 South Dakota Highway 52 Yankton SD 57078
July 21, 2016 Mobil Mart 94 Pleasant Street Waterville ME 04901
July 21, 2016 7-Eleven 65 Atlantic Avenue 65 Atlantic Avenue NY 11572
July 21, 2016 Mazukamba’s Sports Bar 29 Calle Munoz Rivera Salinas PR 00751
July 21, 2016 Puma / To Go Ave Jose De Diego Esq. Calle 21, Urb. La Riviera San Juan PR 00921
July 21, 2016 Avon Mini Mart 1499 North Lake Avenue Avon Park FL 33825
July 21, 2016 Choice Deli & Grocery 6415 8th Avenue Northwest Seattle WA 98107
July 21, 2016 Wawa #8032 631 South 25th Street Palmer PA 18045
July 21, 2016 Springdale Grocery 102 West Shaffer Ave. Springdale WA 99173
July 21, 2016 BFS Smoke Shop 144 River Road Wheeling WV 26003
July 21, 2016 Sinclair 213 18th Street Greeley CO 80631
July 21, 2016 General Store Pawn 417 West 6th Street Chelsea OK 74016
July 21, 2016 Dollar General 5275 North 59th Avenue Glendale AZ 85301
July 21, 2016 Kwik Stop Food Stores 4375 North University Drive Sunrise FL 33351
July 21, 2016 O’Malley’s Bar & Grille 9297 Seminole Boulevard Seminole FL 33772
July 21, 2016 McCollough B. Landing Grocery 477 F Guerry Road Kingstree SC 29556
July 21, 2016 P.K. Food Mart 99 Wellborn Road Warner Robins GA 31088
July 21, 2016 Cigar Oasis 4562 South Kirkman Road Orlando FL 32811
July 21, 2016 Norman's Drive Thru 233 Southeast Avenue East Belle Glade FL 33430
July 21, 2016 Still High Dreams Smoke Shop 4010 South 12th Avenue Tucson AZ 85714
July 21, 2016 Kj Foods, Inc 207 Main Street Ordway CO 81063
July 21, 2016 Circle K #1312 1564 East Ray Road Gilbert AZ 85296
July 21, 2016 Shell 1901 King Street Bellingham WA 98225
July 21, 2016 Ultra Top Fuel Carr. 14 Esq. Carr. 149 Juana Diaz PR 00795
July 21, 2016 Hansen’s BP 414 West Johnson Street Fond Du Lac WI 54935
July 21, 2016 Colmado Hermanos Leon 189 Calle Las Flores Bo. Tijeras Juana Diaz PR 00795
July 21, 2016 US Gas/US Food 1402 Route 47 South Rio Grande NJ 08242
July 21, 2016 Todd’s 313 Main Street New Ellenton SC 29809
July 21, 2016 King’s Kid Quick Mart/Deli 235 Newark Pompton Turnpike Pequannock Township NJ 07440
July 21, 2016 Pit Stop 21019 East Colonial Trail Blackstone VA 23824
July 21, 2016 Marathon 3096 West Maumee Street Angola IN 46703
July 21, 2016 Total Carr 2 Km 93.6 Bo Membrillo Camuy PR 00627
July 21, 2016 Petro USA 670 Route 33 East East Windsor NJ 08520
July 21, 2016 Walmart Supercenter 27520 Highway 98 Daphne AL 36526
July 21, 2016 Rocky's Food Mart 405 South Pleasant Hill Road Warner Robins GA 31088
July 21, 2016 East-West Grocery 2722 North State Road 7 Margate FL 33063
July 14, 2016 Mi Kiosko Carr.4444 KM 2.7, Bo.Cuchillas, Sector Cordero Moca PR 00676
July 14, 2016 Ike’s Job Site 101 Agora Street Marathon IA 50565
July 14, 2016 Temp Stop / Phillips 66 1101 Northeast Rice Road Lee's Summit MO 64086
July 07, 2016 Shell Food Mart 395 Main Avenue Norwalk CT 06851
July 02, 2016 Cenex Cenex Devils Lake ND 58301
June 30, 2016 Sheger Store 6622 East Colfax Avenue Denver CO 80220
June 30, 2016 Valero 1129 Southeast Loop 289 Lubbock TX 79404
June 09, 2016 Wayland Food Mart 410 East Naples Street Wayland NY 14572

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