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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
January 20, 2015 Handimart / Marathon 810 Capitol Street  Spencer  WV  25276 
December 30, 2014 Tim’s Package Store 943 South Main Street  Blakely  GA  39823 
December 30, 2014 BP / Charlie’s Shop 10601 East Outer Drive  Detroit  MI  48224 
December 30, 2014 Citgo 5227 Gulfport Boulevard South  Gulfport  FL  33707 
December 30, 2014 Walgreens #3175 1405 South Highland Avenue  Jackson  TN  38301 
December 30, 2014 Rivertown Market 437 Wabasha Street North  St. Paul  MN  55102 
December 30, 2014 Smokers Outlet 3220 10th Street  Great Bend  KS  67530 
December 30, 2014 Abreu Food Market 1949 72nd Avenue  Philadelphia  PA  19138 
December 30, 2014 Latinos Supermarket 131 North Mount Carmel Road  Valrico  FL  33594 
December 30, 2014 Shop N Save 889 Venture Drive  Morgantown  WV  26508 
December 30, 2014 Rite Aid #00934 3801 Maccorkle Avenue Southeast  Charleston  WV  25304 
December 30, 2014 7-Eleven 223 Columbia Street  Adams  MA  01220 
December 30, 2014 Pop’s Food Mart 1208 North Fort Harrison  Clearwater  FL  33755 
December 30, 2014 Acme Markets 5300 Park Boulevard  Wildwood  NJ  08260 
December 30, 2014 7-Eleven 1020 South Kings Avenue  Brandon  FL  33511 
December 30, 2014 Speedee Mart 13235 Grover Street  Omaha  NE  68144 
December 30, 2014 Swaraj Service Station/Sunoco 1700 7th Avenue  Altoona  PA  16602 
December 30, 2014 Shell / Food Mart 60070 Highway 20  Marblemount  WA  98267 
December 30, 2014 Hess 6803 Ritchie Highway  Glen Burnie  MD  21061 
December 30, 2014 Conoco Short Stop 4742 Table Mesa Drive  Boulder  CO  80303 
December 30, 2014 Hess Express 12253 South Orange Blossom Trail  Orlando  FL  32837 
December 30, 2014 Walgreens #10705 2592 South Jenkins Road  Fort Pierce  FL  34947 
December 30, 2014 Exxon 1238 North Ferdon Boulevard  Crestview  FL  32536 
December 30, 2014 Helms Grocery 6452 Highway 85 North  Crestview  FL  32536 
December 30, 2014 Fas-Trip 1400 Rebel Road  Union  MO  63084 



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Tobacco

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Center for Tobacco Products Food and Drug Administration

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Building 71, Room G335

Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
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