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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 26, 2014 Ruserts Deli II 60 Lake Drive  East Windsor  NJ  08561 
November 26, 2014 Chevron 10663 GA Highway 29  Soperton  GA  30457 
November 26, 2014 Superstop 270 Waiehu Beach Road, Suite 101  Wailuku  HI  96793 
November 26, 2014 Top Choice Food Mart 11701 Hamlin Boulevard  Largo  FL  33774 
November 26, 2014 Two Doors Down Lounge 2387 South 6th Street  Klamath Falls  OR  97601 
November 26, 2014 7-Eleven 750 Memorial Parkway  Phillipsburg  NJ  08865 
November 26, 2014 Howes Drug HealthMart Pharmacy 78 Broad Street  Milford  CT  06460 
November 26, 2014 Osage Country Market 54574 State Highway 34  Osage  MN  56570 
November 26, 2014 PJ’s Grill 15 East Frambes Avenue  Columbus  OH  43201 
November 26, 2014 Up In Smoke Tobacco Shop 4434 Hoffner Avenue  Belle Isle  FL  32812 
November 26, 2014 SuperAmerica 4200 East Highway 13  Burnsville  MN  55337 
November 26, 2014 Xtramart Convenience Stores/Mobil 130 Boston Post Road  Westbrook  CT  06498 
November 26, 2014 Green Springs Market 1939 Riverside Drive  Klamath Falls  OR  97601 
November 26, 2014 Chevron / Food Mart 7607 204th Street North East  Arlington  WA  98223 
November 26, 2014 Tobacco Road 26831 South Tamiami Trail #44  Bonita Springs  FL  34134 
November 26, 2014 Chevron Food Mart 6860 Daniels Parkway  Fort Myers  FL  33912 
November 26, 2014 Bath Street Market 500 Bath Street  Bristol  PA  19007 
November 26, 2014 TK’s Sports Bar 12951 Metro Parkway, #4  Fort Myers  FL  33912 
November 26, 2014 Friendly Liquor Shop 240 Broad Street  Milford  CT  06460 
November 26, 2014 Mobil I-95 Southbound  Milford  CT  06460 
November 20, 2014 Save a Lot 2800 East 5th Street  Panama City  FL  32401 
November 20, 2014 Smoke’m 378 North Litchfield Road, Suite 104  Goodyear  AZ  85338 
November 20, 2014 Westcliffe Supermarket 50 West Main Street  Westcliffe  CO  82152 
November 20, 2014 Keno Store 15211 Highway 66  Keno  OR  97627 
November 20, 2014 Tobacco Outlet 1228 Highway 133 North  Crossett  AK  71635 


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