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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 Tobacco Outlet Plus 1278 County Road 42 West  Burnsville  MN  55337 
November 20, 2014 Speedway 401 Kentucky Avenue  Indianapolis  IN  46225 
November 20, 2014 Family Dollar 14101 Woodward Avenue  Highland Park  MI  48203 
November 20, 2014 Chevron 4860 Bill Gardner Parkway  Locust Grove  GA  30248 
November 20, 2014 7-Eleven 1611 Pacific Avenue  Everett  WA  98201 
November 20, 2014 Colby EZ Mart 2608 Colby Avenue  Everett  WA  98201 
November 20, 2014 Jack’s Market 510 Joel Boulevard  Lehigh Acres  FL  33936 
November 20, 2014 Whitestown Travel Center/TA 5930 East State Road 334  Whitestown  IN  46075 
November 20, 2014 Rick’s Family Foods 1401 13th Street  Clarkston  WA  99403 
November 20, 2014 Aegean Market 1370 Clearwater Largo Road North  Largo  FL  33770 
November 20, 2014 Raymond Grocery & Deli 529 Duryea Street  Raymond  WA  98577 
November 20, 2014 Save a Lot 2800 East 5th Street  Panama City  FL  32401 
November 20, 2014 El Cafetal Market 2090 Beacon Manor Drive  Fort Myers  FL  33907 
November 20, 2014 Winn-Dixie Liquor Store 12975 Park Boulevard  Seminole  FL  33776 
November 20, 2014 J & R Express Mart Number 2 N390 US Highway 12 and 16  Wisconsin Dells  WI  53965 
November 20, 2014 Little General 3804 Highway 45 North  Jackson  TN  38305 
November 20, 2014 Fry’s 4025 East Thunderbird Road  Phoenix  AZ  85032 
November 20, 2014 All Star Grocery 2825 South 200th Street  Seatac  WA  98198 
November 20, 2014 Dollar General 10720 Park Boulevard  Seminole  FL  33772 
November 20, 2014 Decatur Wal-Mart Supercenter #1647 1700 South 13th Street  Decatur  IN  46733 
November 20, 2014 7-Eleven 545 Martinsville Road  Basking Ridge  NJ  07920 
November 20, 2014 7-Eleven 3095 Southwest Port St. Lucie Boulevard  Port St. Lucie  FL  34953 
November 20, 2014 Phillips 66 1215 South Girls School Road  Indianapolis  IN  46231 
November 20, 2014 Brookshire’s 1400 East Main Street  Midlothian  TX  76065 
November 20, 2014 President Market 208 President Street  Charleston  SC  29403 


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