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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 20, 2014 Liquor & Wine 3188 Lake Washington Road  Melbourne  FL  32934 
November 20, 2014 7-Eleven 1580 Hayley Lane  Fort Myers  FL  33907 
November 20, 2014 Z Market 28054 County Road 4, Henry F. Schricker Travel Plaza  Elkhart  IN  46514 
November 20, 2014 7-Eleven 1389 Phillips Road  New Bedford  MA  02745 
November 20, 2014 Tobacco Station USA 2665 North Donaghey, Suite 109  Conway  AR  72032 
November 20, 2014 Wesco 75 Cypress  Manistee  MI  49660 
November 20, 2014 Shell 11346 Lake City Way Northeast  Seattle  WA  98125 
November 20, 2014 Jim’s Mini Mart 9801 South Tacoma Way  Lakewood  WA  98499 
November 20, 2014 Chevron 1100 South Main Street  Deer Park  WA  99006 
November 20, 2014 7-Eleven 29331 West Warren Road  Garden City  MI  48135 
November 20, 2014 Rosedale Fantastic Deli 14501 243rd Street  Rosedale  NY  11422 
November 20, 2014 Family Dollar 11252 Park Boulevard  Seminole  FL  33772 
November 20, 2014 Brother Supermarket 625 Grove Street  Irvington  NJ  07111 
November 20, 2014 Pepe’s Deli 113 Throckmorton Street  Freehold  NJ  07728 
November 20, 2014 Silver Spur Cafe & Bar 113 Broadway  Grand River  IA  50108 
November 20, 2014 Conoco Supercenter 1202 West Doolin Avenue  Blackwell  OK  74631 
November 20, 2014 A-1 Quik Stop 1009 West Main Street  Elk Point  SD  57025 
November 20, 2014 Cannon 1520 North Cove Boulevard  Panama City  FL  32405 
November 20, 2014 Railer’s IGA 118 East North Street  Lebanon  IN  46052 
November 20, 2014 Valero 3333 East Greenway Road  Phoenix  AZ  85032 
November 20, 2014 Shaw’s North-Side General Store 6134 Highway 35 North  Forest  MS  39074 
November 20, 2014 Family Dollar 1641 North County Road West  Odessa  TX  79763 
November 20, 2014 The Golden Food Store 6774 46th Avenue North  St. Petersburg  FL  33709 
November 20, 2014 Smoke’m 378 North Litchfield Road, Suite 104  Goodyear  AZ  85338 
November 20, 2014 Shell 252 Route 130  Bordentown  NJ  08505 


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