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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 The Knuckle Saloon 931 1st Street  Sturgis  SD  57785 
November 20, 2014 Sango Market 3397 Highway 41A-S  Clarksville  TN  37043 
November 20, 2014 J & R Express Mart Number 2 N390 US Highway 12 and 16  Wisconsin Dells  WI  53965 
November 20, 2014 The Moonshine Shoppe 1161 Main Street South  Sauk Centre  MN  56378 
November 20, 2014 Mobil 3391 Tamiami Trail North  Naples  FL  34103 
November 20, 2014 Little General 299 Highway 45 West  Humboldt  TN  38343 
November 20, 2014 7-Eleven 1580 Hayley Lane  Fort Myers  FL  33907 
November 20, 2014 Emerald Coast Cleaners 224 South Tyndall Parkway  Panama City  FL  32404 
November 20, 2014 Smoke Shop 820 East Chapman Avenue  Fullerton  CA  92831 
November 20, 2014 Double 8 Foods 555 Fairfield Avenue  Indianapolis  IN  46205 
November 20, 2014 Pepe’s Deli 113 Throckmorton Street  Freehold  NJ  07728 
November 20, 2014 Valero 3333 East Greenway Road  Phoenix  AZ  85032 
November 20, 2014 Decatur Wal-Mart Supercenter #1647 1700 South 13th Street  Decatur  IN  46733 
November 20, 2014 Chevron 4860 Bill Gardner Parkway  Locust Grove  GA  30248 
November 20, 2014 Winn-Dixie #2522/Wine & Spirits 10580 Colonial Boulevard, Suite 102  Fort Myers  FL  33913 
November 20, 2014 Winn-Dixie #684 5802 54th Avenue North  Kenneth City  FL  33709 
November 20, 2014 Abarroteria LoNuestro/Manny's Mini Market 569 Abbington Drive, Suite 119  East Windsor  NJ  08520 
November 20, 2014 Kwik Sack 597 Coosa River Parkway  Wetumpka  AL  36092 
November 20, 2014 Cannon 1520 North Cove Boulevard  Panama City  FL  32405 
November 20, 2014 Rick’s Family Foods 1401 13th Street  Clarkston  WA  99403 
November 20, 2014 The Golden Food Store 6774 46th Avenue North  St. Petersburg  FL  33709 
November 20, 2014 Cheapest Cigarettes at D’s Discount Tobacco 903 Sunset Street  Denton  TX  76201 
November 20, 2014 Five Points Food Mart/Sunoco 702 East Paulding Road  Fort Wayne  IN  46816 
November 20, 2014 QuikTrip 550 North Dysart Road  Goodyear  AZ  85338 
November 20, 2014 Smoke’m 378 North Litchfield Road, Suite 104  Goodyear  AZ  85338 


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