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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 Family Dollar 5201 Texas Avenue  Abilene  TX  79605 
December 18, 2014 La Yerbita 19 North Central Avenue  Avon Park  FL  33825 
December 18, 2014 Eddie's Bar & Grill 1283 Bayshore Boulevard  Dunedin  FL  34698 
December 18, 2014 Sunoco 5625 North Atlantic Avenue  Cocoa Beach  FL  32931 
December 18, 2014 Cheapy Smokes 5243 Southwest Avenue  St. Louis  MO  63139 
December 18, 2014 Save a Lot 51 Seneca Trail  Lewisburg  WV  24901 
December 18, 2014 Young’s Market 1210 1st Avenue  Seattle  WA  98101 
December 18, 2014 Oasis Food Mart 1301 Kingsway Road  Brandon  FL  33510 
December 18, 2014 The General Store 405 Calumet Avenue  De Smet  SD  57231 
December 18, 2014 Parkway Mini Mart 3601 Shasta Way  Klamath Falls  OR  97603 
December 18, 2014 Roadrunner Food Stores 1103 Court Street  Clearwater  FL  33756 
December 18, 2014 Short Stop Grocery 295 North Memphis Street  Holly Springs  MS  38635 
December 18, 2014 Shell 100 West University Boulevard  Silver Spring  MD  20901 
December 18, 2014 IGA Fresh Market 114 North Meridian Street  Sunman  IN  47041 
December 18, 2014 BP 10711 Colesville Road  Silver Spring  MD  20901 
December 18, 2014 Happy Jacks Casino 1211 East Benson Road  Sioux Falls  SD  57104 
December 18, 2014 Bestway/Sunoco 1 Saybrook Road  Essex  CT  06426 
December 18, 2014 BP 504 Bates Street  Saint Louis  MO  63111 
December 18, 2014 7-Eleven 1670 Route 25  Ridge  NY  11961 
December 18, 2014 Linkwood Deli 3865 Ocean Gateway  Linkwood  MD  21835 
December 18, 2014 Phillips 66 7 East Service Road North  Wright City  MO  63390 
December 18, 2014 Circle K 825 West Highway 62  Corydon  IN  47112 
December 18, 2014 Spee-D-Stop 2615 Gary Avenue  Dodge City  KS  67801 
December 18, 2014 The Last Resort 14254 Salmon La Sac Road  Ronald  WA  98940 
December 18, 2014 Hong Kong Dragon 1917 North 31st Street  Philadelphia  PA  19121 


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Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002