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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 Roadside Market 144 Service Drive  Hill City  MN  55748 
December 04, 2014 BP 258 Old Bridge Turnpike  South River  NJ  08862 
December 04, 2014 BP 121 South Church Street  Coloma  MI  49038 
December 04, 2014 ABC Fine Wine & Spirits 14725 South Tamiami Trail  Fort Myers  FL  33912 
December 04, 2014 Sunoco 2910 Mahan Drive  Tallahassee  FL  15824 
December 04, 2014 Caldwell Confectionary 420 Bloomfield Avenue  Caldwell  NJ  07006 
December 04, 2014 Circle K 1501 Gulf To Bay Boulevard  Clearwater  FL  33755 
December 04, 2014 Shell 2400 East Bay Drive  Largo  FL  33771 
December 04, 2014 Otto’s Liquors 49 Obert Street  South River  NJ  08882 
December 04, 2014 Gateway Travel Plaza 1480 Freeway Boulevard  Rose City  TX  77662 
December 04, 2014 Speedy Mart 2 Old Dunham Bridge Road  Greenville  SC  29611 
December 04, 2014 Casey’s General Store 215 West Jackson Street  Cullom  IL  60929 
December 04, 2014 Lake Talquin Sunoco 22400 Blountstown Highway  Tallahassee  FL  32310 
December 04, 2014 Super Test/ Mini Mart 1309 Sagamore Parkway  Lafayette  IN  47905 
December 04, 2014 Honey Stop #2 1012 Park Avenue  Orange  TX  77630 
December 04, 2014 Woody’s Gas Express 109 4-H Road  Lansing  KS  66043 
December 04, 2014 Stripes 3053 Waldron Road  Corpus Christi  TX  78418 
December 04, 2014 Shell Food Mart 6065 Lemay Ferry  St. Louis  MO  63129 
December 04, 2014 S.L.N. News 3 West Washington Avenue  Washington  NJ  07882 
December 04, 2014 R & C Gas Food Mart 4200 West Highway 98  Panama City  FL  32401 
November 26, 2014 Super Duper Foods 33607 US Highway 97  Oroville  WA  98844 
November 26, 2014 Herb N Legend 5950 West McDowell Road, Suite 104  Phoenix  AZ  85035 
November 26, 2014 West 40 Plaza 100 West Highway 16  Oacoma  SD  57365 
November 26, 2014 Exxon WV Turnpike Milepost 18 Northbound  Camp Creek  WV  25820 
November 26, 2014 Go Mart 6101 Big Otter Highway  Ivydale  WV  25113 


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Center for Tobacco Products Food and Drug Administration

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Building 71, Room G335

Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002