• Decrease font size
  • Return font size to normal
  • Increase font size
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations

  • Print
  • Share
  • E-mail

Tobacco Retailer Warning Letters


Topics on this Page: 

Envelope Sign up to receive Tobacco CCI Warning Letters email updates


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 Bridge Mart Liquor Port 100 Corner Kentucky and Lincoln Streets  Kermit  WV  25674 
December 18, 2014 Discount Tobacco 1949 Silas Deane Highway  Rocky Hill  CT  06067 
December 18, 2014 Dee’s Minimart 540 St. Clair Avenue  Clairton  PA  15025 
December 18, 2014 Family Dollar 3721A Campbellton Road Southwest  Atlanta  GA  30331 
December 18, 2014 Sons 3278 Highway 309  Byhalia  MS  38611 
December 18, 2014 La Fiesta 10530 Rosemary Drive  Bonita Springs  FL  34135 
December 18, 2014 Walgreens #2986 815 Summit Street  Elgin  IL  60120 
December 18, 2014 Kelly’s Wine-Liquor & Growler Bar 726 Washington Avenue  Belleville  NJ  07109 
December 18, 2014 Smokers Host 939 East National Road  Brazil  IN  47834 
December 18, 2014 West Edge Market & Deli 1301 Post Alley  Seattle  WA  98101 
December 18, 2014 Quick Stop Convenience 459 Brandon Town Center Mall  Brandon  FL  33511 
December 18, 2014 Cowboy Country Stores 104 US Highway 14 East  De Smet  SD  57231 
December 18, 2014 Marsh Hometown Market 2250 Teal Road  Lafayette  IN  47905 
December 18, 2014 AL- Liquor 1117 Grove Street  Irvington  NJ  07111 
December 18, 2014 Rainbow Food Mart 1244 South Highland Avenue  Clearwater  FL  33756 
December 18, 2014 Chevron / Food Mart 11930 Dairy Ashford Road  Sugar Land  TX  77478 
December 18, 2014 Buena Gas 751 Harding Highway  Buena Vista  NJ  08310 
December 18, 2014 Exxon / Speedy Mart 301 North Johnson Street  Alice  TX  78332 
December 18, 2014 Stripes / Laredo Taco Company 1409 Dub Wright Boulevard  Abilene  TX  79605 
December 18, 2014 Allsup’s / Alon 2310 Barrow Street  Abilene  TX  79605 
December 18, 2014 So. Illinois Liquor Mart 113 North 12th Street  Murphysboro  IL  62966 
December 18, 2014 Dakota Backroads Bait & Ammo 301 1st Avenue Southwest  Lake Preston  SD  57249 
December 18, 2014 Conoco 114 Main Street  Silex  MO  63377 
December 18, 2014 Family Dollar 963 East Main Street  Alice  TX  78332 
December 18, 2014 W. B. Food Mart 13003 West Bellfort Avenue  Sugar Land  TX  77478 


Contact FDA

(9am EST-4pm EST)

For General Inquiries:

Center for Tobacco Products Food and Drug Administration

10903 New Hampshire Avenue

Building 71, Room G335

Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002