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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 7-Eleven 1617 Salem Road  Burlington  NJ  08016 
October 23, 2014 Mobil / Food Mart 4802 Dempster Street  Skokie  IL  60077 
October 23, 2014 7-Eleven 3001 34th Street North  St. Petersburg  FL  33713 
October 23, 2014 Xpress Mart 2995 East Conner Street  Noblesville  IN  46060 
October 23, 2014 Mario’s Meat Market & Deli 3711 5th Avenue North  St. Petersburg  FL  33713 
October 23, 2014 Standard Market 588 New Castle Avenue  Sharon  PA  16146 
October 23, 2014 Ampride 121 North Floyd Boulevard  Hinton  IA  51024 
October 23, 2014 WinCo Foods 5850 West Bell Road  Glendale  AZ  85308 
October 23, 2014 Corner Market 1050 Southwest Grand Boulevard  Oklahoma City  OK  73109 
October 23, 2014 7-Eleven 1976 43rd Avenue  Vero Beach  FL  32960 
October 23, 2014 Hop N Pop 1709 West 11th Street  Panama City  FL  32401 
October 23, 2014 Shell / Food Mart 5131 Dempster Street  Skokie  IL  60077 
October 23, 2014 Sunniland Country Store 13213 Country Road 858  Immokalee  FL  34142 
October 23, 2014 State Line Pit Stop 1738 West US Highway 160  Mindenmines  MO  64769 
October 23, 2014 Poulsbo Village 76 19560 7th Avenue Northeast  Poulsbo  WA  98370 
October 23, 2014 Whitpain Beverage 1667 Dekalb Pike  Blue Bell  PA  19422 
October 23, 2014 Citgo/Rebels 717 North Lincoln Avenue  Rockport  IN  47635 
October 23, 2014 Nine Mile Store 12602 North Nine Mile Road  Nine Mile Falls  WA  99026 
October 23, 2014 Dollar Mart 77 South Washington Avenue  Bergenfield  NJ  07621 
October 23, 2014 NoPo One Stop 451 Northern Potter Road  Ulysses  PA  16948 
October 23, 2014 Family Dollar 3618 Newcastle Road  Oklahoma City  OK  73119 
October 23, 2014 RaceTrac 10751 West Colonial Drive  Ocoee  FL  34761 
October 23, 2014 Sunoco 101 South Live Oak Drive  Moncks Corner  SC  29461 
October 23, 2014 Bar H Bar Travel Center 11242 North Highway 99  Seminole  OK  74868 
October 23, 2014 Family Dollar 1429 Southwest 29th Street  Oklahoma City  OK  73119 


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Center for Tobacco Products Food and Drug Administration

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Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002