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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
December 18, 2014 Getty Mart 993 Hamilton Avenue  Waterbury  CT  06706 
December 18, 2014 Family Dollar 623 Main Avenue North  Brookings  SD  57006 
December 18, 2014 Express Lane 16935 Panama City Beach Parkway  Panama City Beach  FL  32413 
December 18, 2014 Happy Jacks Casino 1211 East Benson Road  Sioux Falls  SD  57104 
December 18, 2014 Czech’erd Flag Bar 207 West 3rd Street  Wilber  NE  68465 
December 18, 2014 Dollar General 17666 Dodson Branch Highway  Cookeville  TN  38501 
December 18, 2014 7-Eleven 6270 150th Avenue North  Clearwater  FL  33760 
December 18, 2014 Alcorn Cigars 8984 Watson Road  Crestwood  MO  63119 
December 18, 2014 Gita Food Store 1700 3rd Street South  Saint Petersburg  FL  33701 
December 18, 2014 Atlixco Tortilleria & Carniceria 2814 Lee Boulevard, Units 12 and 13  Lehigh Acres  FL  33971 
December 18, 2014 Hamburg Liquors 90 State Route 23 South # 4  Hamburg  NJ  07419 
December 18, 2014 Rose Supermarket 6026 Radio Road  Naples  FL  34104 
December 18, 2014 Parkway Mini Mart 3601 Shasta Way  Klamath Falls  OR  97603 
December 18, 2014 7-Eleven 8351 9th Street North  Saint Petersburg  FL  33702 
December 18, 2014 BP 10711 Colesville Road  Silver Spring  MD  20901 
December 18, 2014 Best Buy Liquors 195 East Bloomingdale Avenue  Brandon  FL  33511 
December 18, 2014 Circle K 10960 West Colonial Drive  Ocoee  FL  34761 
December 18, 2014 Arco/ampm 4901 La Sierra Avenue  Riverside  CA  92505 
December 18, 2014 Express Lane/Chevron 20407 Panama City Beach Parkway  Panama City Beach  FL  32413 
December 18, 2014 Taqueria Merlo y Tienda Mexicana 1004 West Main Street  Avon Park  FL  33825 
December 18, 2014 Dolphin Key Resort 1502 Miramar Street  Cape Coral  FL  33904 
December 18, 2014 7-Eleven 800 South Missouri Avenue  Clearwater  FL  33756 
December 18, 2014 Jamel’s Deli Market 5700 Spruce Street  Philadelphia  PA  19139 
December 18, 2014 Winn Dixie #488 23200 Front Beach Road  Panama City  FL  32413 
December 18, 2014 7-Eleven 101 Woodside Road  Essexville  MI  48732 


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Center for Tobacco Products Food and Drug Administration

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Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002