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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tobacco Products

Compliance & Enforcement


FDA conducts compliance check inspections of tobacco product retailers to determine a retailer's compliance with federal laws and regulations, and generally issues Warning Letters for first-time violations. FDA generally issues civil money penalties for violations found on subsequent inspections.   

 

Inspection Reports Database

Results from compliance check inspections covering cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products are available:
 

  • Search the inspection database to find lists of retailer Warning Letters and Civil Money Penalty Complaints issued by FDA and a list of inspected establishments where no violations were observed.
  • The establishments where Compliance Check Inspections have been completed will be displayed as pins on a map, based on the search results. Information regarding the specific Compliance Check Inspections can be viewed by zooming in and selecting the individual pins.
  • Search by tobacco retailer name, city, state, zip code, and decision date.  
     

Absence of a retail establishment from this list does not imply compliance with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

 

Why is This Important?

Retailers play a role in protecting the health of America’s youth by not selling, marketing, or advertising cigarettes or smokeless tobacco products to underage children and adolescents.  

Tobacco use causes more than 400,000 deaths each year, and, because a large majority of Americans start smoking before reaching the age of 18, many of these deaths can be prevented by discouraging young people from initiating tobacco use.

 
 

 

 

 

Warning Letters

A Warning Letter is the agency’s advisory action that is used to achieve prompt voluntary compliance with the law. FDA generally issues Warning Letters, displayed in a searchable database, to tobacco retailers generally the first time violations are observed during a compliance check inspection. 

Find all other Warning Letters issued by CTP at FDA’s main Warning Letters page.

 

Civil Money Penalty Complaints

A Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Complaint is used to initiate an administrative legal action against a retailer that can result in the imposition of a fine, called a Civil Money Penalty. 

FDA generally issues Civil Money Penalty Complaints, displayed in a searchable database, to tobacco retailers when subsequent violations are observed during a compliance check inspection.

Civil Money Penalty Complaints issued during the past 45 days can be downloaded below.  Earlier Complaints can be found in the searchable database.

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Date Issued Retailer
30-Jun-14 8 Mile and Gratiot, Inc./ Salah Jaern d/b/a Gulf
30-Jun-14 Jesse Lofton d/b/a Stumpy’s
1-Jul-14 Blue Jay Group, Inc. / Anwar Seman d/b/a Blue Jay Market
1-Jul-14 Ashok Patel / Al Patel / Arya Ventures d/b/a Exxon / Casco One Stop
1-Jul-14 Bhagavati, LLC / Praful Patel d/b/a Fast Break Mobil
1-Jul-14 Fox Run Lanes LLC
1-Jul-14 M and A Batt Inc. / Michael Batt d/b/a Newlon’s Store
1-Jul-14 719 Post Road Milford, LLC d/b/a Patriot Fuels
1-Jul-14 Japan Plus Four Inc. d/b/a Quiet Waters Exxon
1-Jul-14 Marriott International, Inc. d/b/a Rigano’s Bakery and Delicatessen
1-Jul-14 Abass Beydoun d/b/a Shamrock
7-Jul-14 Berhane Kebede d/b/a 7-Eleven 11647
7-Jul-14 Buscemi’s on Benstein, Inc. / Jerry Shaba d/b/a Bill’s Benstein Market / Benstein Liquor Shop
7-Jul-14 Bi-Mart Corporation d/b/a Bi-Mart 605
7-Jul-14 Guru Express Corporation d/b/a Gulf Express
7-Jul-14 Jamil Orow d/b/a Hayes Troester Market
7-Jul-14 Anna Michelle Chaney Willman d/b/a Honey’s Harvest
7-Jul-14 M and M Liquor Store, Inc.
7-Jul-14 Alan A. Oraham d/b/a Smokes For Less
7-Jul-14 Soon Fa LLC / YanHong Chen d/b/a Twin Grocery and Deli
8-Jul-14 Michael Enterprise LLC d/b/a BP
8-Jul-14 Serizon 3 LLC d/b/a CI Elite Shell
8-Jul-14 Giant of Maryland LLC d/b/a Giant Food 0145
8-Jul-14 Indianwood Junction Party Stop, Inc. / Darrell J. Enneking d/b/a Indianwood Junction Party Stop
8-Jul-14 Kroger Limited Partnership I d/b/a Kroger Fuel Center
8-Jul-14 Kathy Kashat d/b/a P and F Market
8-Jul-14 Williamsport Amoco, Inc. / R. Mikal Holen d/b/a Phillips 66
8-Jul-14 C.K. Petroleum / Chaudhary K Hameed d/b/a Phillips 66
8-Jul-14 Hollingsworth Oil Company d/b/a Sudden Service 7
8-Jul-14 PAK US Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Super Quick Food Mart
8-Jul-14 Village Food Mart LLC / Donald Small d/b/a The Village Food Mart
8-Jul-14 Weis Markets, Inc. d/b/a Weis Markets 70
10-Jul-14 Yohana, Inc. d/b/a 7 Eleven 23696
10-Jul-14 Longdrive Travel Center LLC
10-Jul-14 Hinisa LLC d/b/a Citgo
10-Jul-14 JMG Food Inc. d/b/a Country Mark / Mobil
10-Jul-14 Aseel LLC / Feras Alshobaki d/b/a Mediterranean Market
10-Jul-14 Ricky Brown Sr. d/b/a Morgan’s Grocery
10-Jul-14 Tahoe Management 8, LLC d/b/a J and J’s Mountaineer Mart
10-Jul-14 Village Pantry LLC d/b/a Village Pantry 496
15-Jul-14 N and M Petro Inc. / Nora Musaibli d/b/a BP
15-Jul-14 Rio Rico Auto Service Center I LLC d/b/a Rio Rico Chevron
15-Jul-14 CJ Unlimited LLC d/b/a County Line Convenience
15-Jul-14 E and S Oil Company
15-Jul-14 Kocolene Marketing, LLC d/b/a Fast Max/Sunoco
15-Jul-14 Hagan’s Best Mart, Inc.
15-Jul-14 Leverda Dean d/b/a Jaye Dee’s Mart
15-Jul-14 D’s Pub Inc. d/b/a JJ’s Alley Bricktown Pub
15-Jul-14 M and A American Petroleum, Inc. d/b/a M and A American Petroleum / Marathon
15-Jul-14 Joe Johnson d/b/a River Market Square / Red and White
15-Jul-14 E and C Enterprises Inc. / Keila Guzman d/b/a Shell / Market Place
15-Jul-14 B and M Auto Service Inc. / Steve Beydoun d/b/a Shell
15-Jul-14 Tulsi Corp of NC / Raj Dalia d/b/a Speed Mart / Sunoco
15-Jul-14 M and G Petro, Inc. / Gus Faraj d/b/a Sunoco
15-Jul-14 Five Bros. Inc d/b/a Vineland Fuel King/Gulf
16-Jul-14 Kuma H. Mamie d/b/a 7-Eleven 22921
16-Jul-14 Bang Services, Inc. / James Bang d/b/a Bang’s Citgo
16-Jul-14 Ji Mun Doh d/b/a Broadway Carryout
16-Jul-14 Sadaat Enterprises Inc. / Iqbal M. Ahmed d/b/a/ Buck’s Country Store
16-Jul-14 Hari Krishna LLC / Andy Patel d/b/a Campbell Deli and Grocery
16-Jul-14 C and S Inc. d/b/a Circle S Mart 23
16-Jul-14 Town and Country Grocers of Fredericktown, Missouri, Incorporated d/b/a County Food Mart
16-Jul-14 Lisa A. Patterson d/b/a Donnie’s Grocery
16-Jul-14 J Triple B LLC / William R. Roberts and Ed Deming d/b/a Kettering Liquors
16-Jul-14 Montrose Gas and Grocery, LLC /Karla M. Everett d/b/a Montrose Gas and Grocery
16-Jul-14 Donglo Inc. / Donte Summer d/b/a Red Door East
16-Jul-14 Two Farms, Inc. d/b/a Royal Farms Store 9
16-Jul-14 Dixwell Ave LLC d/b/a Smokers Discount World / Smoke Shop
16-Jul-14 Jak Investments LLP / Andy Scholbe d/b/a Pit Stop Beverages
16-Jul-14 Monroe Stop Shop, Inc. d/b/a Valero
21-Jul-14 KSA Plus, Inc. / Sonja An d/b/a 4th Ave Shell
21-Jul-14 Joo and Peang Corp / Bong Soo Joo d/b/a Arnold’s Carry Out
21-Jul-14 C S Carter Enterprises Corporation / Carlile Carter d/b/a Carter’s Fast Stop
21-Jul-14 Mac’s Convenience Stores LLC d/b/a Circle K 2291
21-Jul-14 Valley View Liquors LLC / Sal Abbott d/b/a Georgie D’s Deli and Liquor
21-Jul-14 Johnny and Jennifer McMillon d/b/a McMillon’s Grocery
21-Jul-14 Jose B and Albania Martinez d/b/a San Miguel Grocery
21-Jul-14 Perring Auto Center, Inc. / Yang Kim d/b/a Perring Sunoco
21-Jul-14 Laurel Mart, Inc. d/b/a Sunoco
21-Jul-14 Walgreen Co. d/b/a Walgreens 10329
22-Jul-14 Admiral Petroleum Company d/b/a Admiral 155
22-Jul-14 CST Metro LLC d/b/a Corner Store 1171/Diamond Shamrock
22-Jul-14 E and C Grocery Store Inc.
22-Jul-14 Krishna Petroleum LLC / Kamlesh and Amisha Brahmbhatt d/b/a Highway 42 BP
22-Jul-14 K and E, Inc. d/b/a K and E Market
22-Jul-14 Kuehl’s Pub, Inc. / Philip Kuehl d/b/a Kuehl’s Pub
22-Jul-14 Skokie Marathon, Inc., d/b/a Marathon
22-Jul-14 Tiger Express of South Carolina, Inc. d/b/a Tiger Express 9/Exxon
22-Jul-14 Yu Kil Ung and Sun H d/b/a Walton-Livernois Sunoco
22-Jul-14 Danette Ward and John Ward d/b/a Ward’s Country Store
23-Jul-14 Admiral Petroleum Co., d/b/a Admiral
23-Jul-14 Ansa Corporation d/b/a Washington Blvd Hess / Hess 20506
23-Jul-14 Vallimohamed Roshan d/b/a Leesburg Convenience Sales/Citgo
23-Jul-14 Michigan Gas Co., Inc. d/b/a Shell
23-Jul-14 Sahkar, Inc. d/b/a Short Trip
23-Jul-14 Stanley Store, Inc. / Ron and Jodie Stanley d/b/a Stanley Store / Shell
23-Jul-14 Joseph R. Starr d/b/a Starrs Country Market
23-Jul-14 Sooseung Choi d/b/a Tobacco Depot 7
23-Jul-14 Cruise Thru Dairy / Tiffany Ngo d/b/a Valero
23-Jul-14 Veedersburg Star Market Inc. d/b/a Veedersburg Food Basket
28-Jul-14 Fote Backy d/b/a Brass Rail
28-Jul-14 C and M Foods, Inc. d/b/a Carl’s Food Center
28-Jul-14 Corner Convenience LLC
28-Jul-14 McCrays Country Cupboard, LLC
28-Jul-14 Frank Pruitt, Jr. d/b/a Pruitt’s Grocery
28-Jul-14 Willie Smith d/b/a Rocky Bluff Grocery
28-Jul-14 Six and J Gas and More Inc. / Ali Nassar d/b/a Six and J Gas and More / Marathon
28-Jul-14 Sime Rafa Corp. d/b/a Tedeschi Food Shop 342
28-Jul-14 Three Star Market, Inc. / Sam Kesto d/b/a Three Star Market
28-Jul-14 Wade S. George d/b/a George’s / Valero
29-Jul-14 Debra Phoebus d/b/a 7-Eleven 18208
29-Jul-14 Long Station, Inc. d/b/a BP
29-Jul-14 Howe Oil Co. d/b/a Bud’s Market
29-Jul-14 J.M.D. Enterprises, Inc. / Dana Dowdle d/b/a Harbour Pointe Chevron
29-Jul-14 Conant, Inc. d/b/a Conant Caniff Market
29-Jul-14 Royal Retail, Inc. / Mohammad Sharker d/b/a Discount Food Mart / T Express
29-Jul-14 Downtown Corner 1 LLC d/b/a Downtown Corner and Variety
29-Jul-14 Frey Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a KNJ Gas Mart
29-Jul-14 Fill and Go Petro Mart, Inc. d/b/a Shamrock
29-Jul-14 Pak Corp. / Adnan Ali d/b/a Zakk’s Smoke and Beverages
30-Jul-14 Party Place Market, Inc. d/b/a Ash Market
30-Jul-14 Sahkar LLC / Dharmendrasinh Chudasama d/b/a Centreville BP
30-Jul-14 Neal and Norm, Inc. d/b/a BP
30-Jul-14 High Up Dairy Mart, Inc. d/b/a Cigarette Outlet / Gas Mart 1
30-Jul-14 Community Grocery of Chas., Inc. /Henry Burkes d/b/a Community Grocery
30-Jul-14 General Equities, Inc. d/b/a Food Bag
30-Jul-14 Gaps LLC d/b/a IGA Food Mart
30-Jul-14 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. d/b/a Mount Pleasant Wal-Mart Supercenter Store 632
30-Jul-14 Pablo’s LLC
30-Jul-14 Shahverdi’s Liquors, Inc. / Albert Shahverdi d/b/a Shahverdi’s Liquors

 

Federal Laws and Regulations

Compliance check inspections determine a retailer's compliance with, among other things:

  • The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.
  • 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).