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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 05, 2016 Walgreens #13927 3490 Northrise Drive Las Cruces NM 88011
May 05, 2016 Wine Legend 277 Eisenhower Parkway Livingston NJ 07039
May 05, 2016 Billings Mobil 758 Waterbury Stowe Road Waterbury VT 05676
April 28, 2016 Rightway Foods 7835 38th Avenue North Saint Petersburg FL 33710
April 28, 2016 Tom Thumb #057 1098 South Ferdon Boulevard Crestview FL 32536
April 28, 2016 Food Mart/Shell 3453 Southwest Williston Road Gainesville FL 32608
April 28, 2016 Kangaroo Express 3424 Southwest Williston Road Gainesville FL 32608
April 28, 2016 Tesoro 2 Go 434 Kamehameha Avenue Hilo HI 96720
April 28, 2016 Morris Grocery HC 61 Box 29 Wileyville WV 26581
April 28, 2016 April 28, 2016 Shank’s Bar Cooper City FL 33328
April 28, 2016 Market Place/AK Express/Gulf 1091 Clinton Road Macon GA 31211
April 28, 2016 Le Mart 6332 South Park Avenue, Suite A Tacoma WA 98408
April 21, 2016 A&M Tobacco 14114 South Normandie Avenue #104 Gardena CA 90249
April 21, 2016 Four Corner Deli Mart/Marathon 7305 Swayne Street Hamilton IN 46742
April 21, 2016 Super Colmado Chengo Carr 372 Km 0.2, Bo Duey Yauco PR 00698
April 21, 2016 Colmado La Parada Carr 372 Km 9.1, Bo Duey Yauco PR 00698
April 21, 2016 PSS Bo. Almacigo Bajo Carr 371 KM. 1.8 Yauco PR 00698
April 21, 2016 Sam’s Food Stores 952 New London Turnpike Glastonbury CT 06033
April 21, 2016 Puma/Ismael Texaco Service Station Gasolina Calle Georgetti #46 Caguas PR 00725
April 21, 2016 Kangaroo Express/Valero 1901 North Market Street Shreveport LA 71107
April 21, 2016 Walgreens #6704 175 Malabar Road Northwest Palm Bay FL 32907
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 La Perla Market 12807 South Normandie Avenue Gardena CA 90249
April 21, 2016 Broadmoor Heights Convenience 2106 West Eisenhower Boulevard Loveland CO 80537
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 72nd Deli & Market 716 South 72nd Street Tacoma WA 98408
April 21, 2016 Six Brothers & Nephew Groceries #2 1501 Langley Avenue Pensacola FL 32504
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 Family Dollar 6000 Natural Bridge Avenue St. Louis MO 63120
April 07, 2016 Howard Market 1107 Howard Street Saginaw MI 48601
April 07, 2016 The Original Anchor Party Shoppe 47240 Jefferson Avenue Chesterfield MI 48047
April 07, 2016 Club Eleven 16315 East 11 Mile Road Roseville MI 48066
April 07, 2016 Cafe Market 2560 Northwest 7th Street Miami FL 33125
April 07, 2016 Gator Food Mart / Sunoco 528 Northwest 8th Avenue Gainesville FL 32601
April 07, 2016 Sunoco 2 South Westfield Street Feeding Hills MA 01030
March 31, 2016 El Deportivo Centro Comercial Jardines Del Caribe Local B-5 Ponce PR 00278
March 31, 2016 Farmacias Plaza Carr 695 Km 1.4, Bo Higuillar Dorado PR 00646
March 31, 2016 Motor Mart Express 11555 Bonita Beach Road Southeast Bonita Springs FL 34135
March 24, 2016 Express Mart 413 2nd Street Belmont MS 38827

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