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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 Sunset Bowl 1625 Central Avenue  Billings  MT  59102 
November 26, 2014 Krauszer’s Food Stores 631 Milford Point Road  Milford  CT  06460 
November 26, 2014 Walgreens #3300 525 Boston Post Road East  Marlborough  MA  01752 
November 26, 2014 Whiting Country Store 39 South Main Street  Whiting  VT  05778 
November 26, 2014 Beaver Food Market Hardware 53 Old House Branch Road  Topmost  KY  41862 
November 26, 2014 Harmony Exxon 4600 Ogletown Stanton Road  Newark  DE  19713 
November 26, 2014 Newport Exxon Car Wash 20 North James Street  Wilmington  DE  19804 
November 26, 2014 Friendly Liquor Shop 240 Broad Street  Milford  CT  06460 
November 26, 2014 EZ Lane/Gas Mart 501 Ohio Avenue  Lynn Haven  FL  32444 
November 26, 2014 Petro Mart 1736 Saint Andrews Boulevard  Panama City  FL  32405 
November 26, 2014 Smokers Choice 120 Carolina Avenue  Chester  WV  26034 
November 26, 2014 Round Window Liquor 703 West Pleasant Street  Knoxville  IA  50138 
November 26, 2014 B&C Quick Mart 10281 Ivydale Road  Ivydale  WV  25113 
November 26, 2014 Consummate Grind 3201 South 176th Street  Seatac  WA  98188 
November 26, 2014 Osage Country Market 54574 State Highway 34  Osage  MN  56570 
November 26, 2014 7-Eleven 750 Memorial Parkway  Phillipsburg  NJ  08865 
November 26, 2014 Union Big Mart 545 Union Avenue  Framingham  MA  01702 
November 26, 2014 Smokes III 85 North Pioneer Road  Fond Du Lac  WI  54935 
November 26, 2014 Quick Pick Food Store 800 58th Street North  St. Petersburg  FL  33710 
November 26, 2014 Walgreens #04848 414C Mary Esther Cut Off Northwest  Fort Walton Beach  FL  32548 
November 26, 2014 Chevron / Food Mart 7607 204th Street North East  Arlington  WA  98223 
November 26, 2014 Tom Thumb 159 North John Sims Parkway  Valparaiso  FL  32580 
November 26, 2014 Sunoco Express Mini Mart 10 Sussex Avenue  East Orange  NJ  07018 
November 26, 2014 99 Plus Store 12329 Northwest Grand Avenue #D  El Mirage  AZ  85335 
November 26, 2014 RaceWay 9400 Daniels Parkway  Fort Myers  FL  33912 


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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