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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 30, 2014 Eveleth Short Stop 410 Grant Avenue  Eveleth  MN  55734 
December 30, 2014 Belcher Food Mart 12855 Belcher Road South  Largo  FL  33773 
December 30, 2014 HyVee 2700 West 10th Street  Sioux Falls  SD  57104 
December 30, 2014 Farm Bureau Oil Company Corner M 140 & M 62  Eau Claire  MI  49111 
December 30, 2014 Vapin in the Lee Discount Tobacco 4316 Lee Boulevard, Unit 1B  Lehigh Acres  FL  33971 
December 30, 2014 Publix Liquors 5645 North Atlantic Avenue  Cocoa Beach  FL  32931 
December 30, 2014 Family Dollar 1211 Jacksboro Pike  La Follette  TN  37766 
December 30, 2014 7-Eleven 223 Columbia Street  Adams  MA  01220 
December 30, 2014 Dereck Mini Market 6000 West Vine Street  Philadelphia  PA  19139 
December 30, 2014 Chevron 60103 State Route 20  Marblemount  WA  98267 
December 30, 2014 Gas Stop 415 North Kiwanis Avenue  Sioux Falls  SD  57104 
December 30, 2014 Quick Stop Discount Tobacco & Cold Beer 4640 Nashville Highway, Suite C  Chapel Hill  TN  37034 
December 30, 2014 Helms Grocery 6452 Highway 85 North  Crestview  FL  32536 
December 30, 2014 Village Liquor 19024 Grand River Avenue  Detroit  MI  48223 
December 30, 2014 7-Eleven 1020 South Kings Avenue  Brandon  FL  33511 
December 30, 2014 Marathon / Market 37 9002 West 30 Road  Harrietta  MI  49638 
December 30, 2014 Liquor Loft 2683 Route 206  Mount Holly  NJ  08060 
December 30, 2014 Summer Fresh Supermarket 163 West Old Mill Road  Fair Grove  MO  65648 
December 30, 2014 Rivertown Market 437 Wabasha Street North  St. Paul  MN  55102 
December 30, 2014 Clark/ Super Stop Party Store 998 West Midland Road  Auburn  MI  48611 
December 30, 2014 Citgo 5227 Gulfport Boulevard South  Gulfport  FL  33707 
December 30, 2014 Albertson’s 25691 Southeast Stark Street  Troutdale  OR  97060 
December 30, 2014 Exxon 1832 East Marlton Pike  Cherry Hill  NJ  08003 
December 30, 2014 Family Express 3983 State Road 38 E  Lafayette  IN  47905 
December 30, 2014 Country Mark/QuickPix 2 East Main Street  Cambridge City  IN  47327 


Contact FDA

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For General Inquiries:

Center for Tobacco Products Food and Drug Administration

10903 New Hampshire Avenue

Building 71, Room G335

Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002