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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:


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Date Stamp on Letter Retailer Store Name Retailer Street Address Retailer City Retailer State Retailer ZIP Code
May 15, 2016 Village Liquor 6387 Lansing Avenue Jackson MI 49201
May 05, 2016 BP 309 Jerome Street Midland MI 48640
May 05, 2016 Nimay Gas Station Carr #2 KM 16.8, BO.Candelaria Toa Baja PR 00949
May 05, 2016 Supermecados Mi Gente Carr 780 Km 5.8, Bo Dona Elena Comerio PR 00782
May 05, 2016 MJ Mini Mart 1201 West Hatcher Road Phoenix AZ 85021
May 05, 2016 One Stop / Chevron 10451 West Ennis Avenue Ennis TX 75119
May 05, 2016 Cigarette Depot 8503 Highway 24 Taylor MO 63471
May 05, 2016 Hyannis Food Mart 18 Center Street Hyannis MA 02601
May 05, 2016 Grocery Boy Jr. 8604 Mount Pleasant Church Road Willow Springs NC 27592
May 05, 2016 7 Eleven Store 9866 Manchester Road St. Louis MO 63119
May 05, 2016 Col Rodriguez Irizarry Carr 375 KM 4 Yauco PR 00698
May 05, 2016 Vega Baja Shell Station Carr 2 Km 38.2 Vega Baja PR 00693
May 05, 2016 Cloverdale Quik Mart 11185 Highway 157 Florence AL 35633
May 05, 2016 76/My Goods Market 4813 Bridgeport Way West University Place WA 98467
May 05, 2016 EZ Save Food Mart 8490 Pensacola Boulevard Pensacola FL 32534
May 05, 2016 Family Dollar #7151 29 North 52nd Street Philadelphia PA 19139
May 05, 2016 Ridley’s Family Markets 210 Main Street South Kimberly ID 83341
May 05, 2016 Sunshine #7 4101 Kelley Highway Fort Smith AR 72904
May 05, 2016 Total Ave Los Dominicos Esq. Ave Boulevard Levittown Toa Baja PR 00949
May 05, 2016 Billings Mobil 758 Waterbury Stowe Road Waterbury VT 05676
May 05, 2016 Wine Legend 277 Eisenhower Parkway Livingston NJ 07039
May 05, 2016 ELMO Calle Mejas 31 Bajos Yauco PR 00698
May 05, 2016 Walgreens #13927 3490 Northrise Drive Las Cruces NM 88011
May 05, 2016 Money Mizer Fuels 515 East Pine Poplar Bluff MO 63901
May 05, 2016 Springfield Wal-Mart Store #5881 400 South State Road Springfield PA 19064
May 05, 2016 Tobacco Shop 25655 Joy Road Dearborn Heights MI 48127
May 05, 2016 Puma Carr. #3 Km-43.2 Barrio Quebrada Fajardo PR 00738
May 05, 2016 Tobacco Rose Cigars 1423 East Stadium Boulevard, Suite C Ann Arbor MI 48104
May 05, 2016 Northlake Liquors 601 Northlake Boulevard North Palm Beach FL 33408
May 05, 2016 Eastman Party Store 5205 Eastman Avenue Midland MI 48640
May 05, 2016 Lake Vine Fine Wine 2974 West Walton Boulevard Waterford MI 48329
May 05, 2016 5 Star Quick Stop 607A Lynch Street Florence SC 29506
May 05, 2016 7-Eleven/Mobil 26951 Hoover Road Warren MI 48089
May 05, 2016 Lam’s Seafood Market 1221 South King Street Seattle WA 98144
May 05, 2016 Texaco 641 University Parkway Natchitoches LA 71457
May 05, 2016 Shell 7602 North Shadeland Avenue Indianapolis IN 46250
May 05, 2016 Walgreens #11157 910 Broadway Street Alexandria MN 56308
May 05, 2016 Christine Liquors 111 Cesar Chavez Street St. Paul MN 55107
May 05, 2016 Shawnee Grocery 60999 East 100 Road Miami OK 74354
May 05, 2016 Crossroads Beverage & Deli 52 North Main Street Waterbury VT 05676
May 05, 2016 Puma Carr 866 Int. 867 Barrio Sabana Seca Toa Baja PR 00952
May 05, 2016 Village Market 80 South Main Street Waterbury VT 05676
May 05, 2016 Stop N Shop 2801 Central Avenue St. Petersburg FL 33713
April 28, 2016 El Criollazo / Super Ahorros Maria Shoppin Santa Maria Local #3, Carretera 3 Km 52.4 Ceiba PR 00735
April 28, 2016 Tobacco House 8911 Evergreen Way Everett WA 98208
April 28, 2016 Rightway Foods 7835 38th Avenue North Saint Petersburg FL 33710
April 28, 2016 Morris Grocery HC 61 Box 29 Wileyville WV 26581
April 28, 2016 Food Mart/Shell 3453 Southwest Williston Road Gainesville FL 32608
April 28, 2016 Li Lai Chinese Restaurant 5609 Walnut Street Philadelphia PA 19139
April 28, 2016 Hot Spot 642 Beal Parkway Northwest Fort Walton Beach FL 32547
April 28, 2016 La Minita de Kelsey 154 Catherine Street Springfield MA 01109
April 28, 2016 Walgreens 6602 North Federal Highway Ft. Lauderdale FL 33308
April 28, 2016 Exxon 3960 Southwest Archer Road Gainesville FL 32608
April 28, 2016 Chevron 3003 Highway 30 Huntsville TX 77340
April 28, 2016 Market Place/AK Express/Gulf 1091 Clinton Road Macon GA 31211
April 28, 2016 April 28, 2016 Shank’s Bar Cooper City FL 33328
April 28, 2016 Circle K 7201 Fegenbush Lane Louisville KY 40228
April 28, 2016 Fyffe Stop N Go 1147 Main Street Fyffe AL 35971
April 28, 2016 Stadium Market Liquor 1423 East Stadium Boulevard, Suite D Ann Arbor MI 48104
April 28, 2016 Brown’s Liquors & Deli 908 East Patrick Street Frederick MD 21701
April 28, 2016 Hannaford 55 Russell Street Waltham MA 02451
April 28, 2016 Tiger Express 6309 West Frontage Road Ridgeland SC 29936
April 28, 2016 Seattle Cigar & Tobacco 414 Broadway East Seattle WA 98102
April 28, 2016 Kmart #4130 5000 L Street Omaha NE 68117
April 28, 2016 19th Food Market 1600 South 19th Street Philadelphia PA 19145
April 28, 2016 Family Dollar 4915 North Market Street Shreveport LA 71107
April 28, 2016 Fort Wayne Wal-Mart Store #1419 5311 Coldwater Road Fort Wayne IN 46825
April 28, 2016 Tesoro 2 Go 434 Kamehameha Avenue Hilo HI 96720
April 28, 2016 Kangaroo Express 3424 Southwest Williston Road Gainesville FL 32608
April 28, 2016 Walgreens #9063 134 Royal Street New Orleans LA 70130
April 28, 2016 Colmado Cafetin/Toa Ville Liquor Store 7.0 Carr 867 Toa Baja PR 00949
April 28, 2016 Chun Ching Market 418 Northwest 8th Avenue Gainesville FL 32601
April 28, 2016 Mobil 840 Elmont Road Elmont NY 11003
April 28, 2016 Family Dollar 1817 West Fairfield Drive Pensacola FL 32501
April 28, 2016 Walgreens #2798 3205 East Washington Street Indianapolis IN 46201
April 28, 2016 Circle K/BP 2320 Southwest Archer Road Gainesville FL 32608
April 28, 2016 Family Dollar 1525 Manatee Avenue East Bradenton FL 34208
April 28, 2016 Le Mart 6332 South Park Avenue, Suite A Tacoma WA 98408
April 28, 2016 Chevere Mini-Market 1443 East Luzerne Street Philadelphia PA 19124
April 28, 2016 Tom Thumb #057 1098 South Ferdon Boulevard Crestview FL 32536
April 28, 2016 Ecomaxx Carr 142 Km 7 Hm 5 Corozal PR 00783
April 28, 2016 Circle Drive-In Package Store 727 Gray Highway Macon GA 31211
April 28, 2016 Sunoco 190 State Road Great Barrington MA 01230
April 28, 2016 Doscher’s Market & More 2020 Big Sewickley Creek Road Sewickley PA 15143
April 28, 2016 Hooch & Sixteen's 1511 Pontoon Road Granite City IL 62040
April 28, 2016 Parkside Market 12400 East Warren Avenue Detroit MI 48215
April 21, 2016 Castro’s Back Room 5 Depot Street Concord NH 03301
April 21, 2016 72nd Deli & Market 716 South 72nd Street Tacoma WA 98408
April 21, 2016 PSS Bo. Almacigo Bajo Carr 371 KM. 1.8 Yauco PR 00698
April 21, 2016 BP Shop 2200 West Allegheny Avenue Philadelphia PA 19132
April 21, 2016 Puma/Ismael Texaco Service Station Gasolina Calle Georgetti #46 Caguas PR 00725
April 21, 2016 Family Dollar 635 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard North Pontiac MI 48342
April 21, 2016 Billy’s 799 Highway 121 Johnston SC 29832
April 21, 2016 Broadmoor Heights Convenience 2106 West Eisenhower Boulevard Loveland CO 80537
April 21, 2016 Colmado La Parada Carr 372 Km 9.1, Bo Duey Yauco PR 00698
April 21, 2016 Super Colmado Chengo Carr 372 Km 0.2, Bo Duey Yauco PR 00698
April 21, 2016 Four Corner Deli Mart/Marathon 7305 Swayne Street Hamilton IN 46742
April 21, 2016 Conway Inn 43 Main Street Conway MA 01341
April 21, 2016 Pilot Travel Center 522 Highway 601 South Lugoff SC 29078
April 21, 2016 Supermercado Don Bosco 5 Calle 65 De Infanteria Yauco PR 00698
April 21, 2016 Sam’s Food Stores 952 New London Turnpike Glastonbury CT 06033
April 21, 2016 Six Brothers & Nephew Groceries #2 1501 Langley Avenue Pensacola FL 32504
April 21, 2016 Kangaroo Express/Valero 1901 North Market Street Shreveport LA 71107
April 14, 2016 Jay’s Amherst Market 24 Amherst Street Nashua NH 03064
April 14, 2016 Super Foods Grocery & Deli 301 Jackson Street Hoboken NJ 07030
April 07, 2016 Howard Market 1107 Howard Street Saginaw MI 48601
April 07, 2016 Cafe Market 2560 Northwest 7th Street Miami FL 33125
April 07, 2016 Sunoco 2 South Westfield Street Feeding Hills MA 01030
April 07, 2016 Club Eleven 16315 East 11 Mile Road Roseville MI 48066
April 07, 2016 Family Dollar 6000 Natural Bridge Avenue St. Louis MO 63120
April 07, 2016 The Original Anchor Party Shoppe 47240 Jefferson Avenue Chesterfield MI 48047
April 07, 2016 Gator Food Mart / Sunoco 528 Northwest 8th Avenue Gainesville FL 32601
March 31, 2016 Motor Mart Express 11555 Bonita Beach Road Southeast Bonita Springs FL 34135
March 31, 2016 Farmacias Plaza Carr 695 Km 1.4, Bo Higuillar Dorado PR 00646
March 31, 2016 El Deportivo Centro Comercial Jardines Del Caribe Local B-5 Ponce PR 00278

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