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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.


Date Issued Retailer
2-Sep-14 Abel Oil Company d/b/a Abel’s Quik Shop
2-Sep-14 Bismarck Community Market, Inc. / Andrew Porterfield and Elizabeth A. Porterfield d/b/a Bismarck Community Market
2-Sep-14 Cigar Plus Tobacco Shop LLC / Salim Chaudhry and Azhar Saeed d/b/a Cigar Plus Tobacco Shop
2-Sep-14 Flash Market, Inc. / Harold Patterson d/b/a Flash Market 198
2-Sep-14 Randy R. LeBlanc and Marcy LeBlanc d/b/a LeBlanc’s Food Stores
2-Sep-14 Phero and Anna, Inc. d/b/a Lone Star Market 2
2-Sep-14 Nova Oil Company / Bill Victory d/b/a Martin Luther King 76
3-Sep-14 Grits and Groceries, Inc.,
3-Sep-14 Maria Sanchez d/b/a 121 Express Mart
3-Sep-14 V and R Corporation d/b/a Shell / Patel’s
3-Sep-14 Smoker, Inc. d/b/a Smoker’s Discount Tobacco
3-Sep-14 Jacksons Travel Plaza LLC d/b/a Travel Plaza
5-Sep-14 Quickie Mart Inc. / Mahendra Sikka d/b/a 7-Eleven 11688
5-Sep-14 Shreeji Yax LLC / Bijalben Patel d/b/a Center Express
5-Sep-14 Fast Lane, Inc.
5-Sep-14 Food Lion, LLC d/b/a Food Lion 2122
5-Sep-14 J Yang LLC d/b/a International Market
5-Sep-14 O M LLC d/b/a O M Mini Mart
5-Sep-14 S and L Group, Inc. / Sharaf Edris d/b/a S and L Supermarket
5-Sep-14 Whitewater Gas Mart, Inc.
8-Sep-14 Abel Oil Company d/b/a Abel’s Quik Shop
8-Sep-14 Derby Smoke Shop LLC
8-Sep-14 Smith-Rogers Oil Co., Inc. d/b/a Exxon Tiger Mart
8-Sep-14 Handee Mart Food Stores, Inc., d/b/a Handee Mart 6
8-Sep-14 Nunez Supermarket Corp. / Evelyn Nunez d/b/a Sanford Supermarket
8-Sep-14 Aisha Group LLC / Taufiq Shah d/b/a Sunfly Convenience Store
8-Sep-14 Perry Sunoco Inc. d/b/a Sunoco
8-Sep-14 The Village Market of Rock Hill LLC / Connie Freeman d/b/a The Village Market
8-Sep-14 Landover Services, Inc. / Abid Chaudrhy d/b/a US Fuel
8-Sep-14 I and B Mini-Mart II, Inc. / Abboudy Beydoun d/b/a Valero / Food Mart
9-Sep-14 A CSS Inc. / Jahangir Choudhry d/b/a Eden Quick Stop
9-Sep-14 Food Lion, LLC d/b/a Food Lion 1591
9-Sep-14 Joy and Evergreen Petro, Inc. / Al Beydoun d/b/a Sunoco
9-Sep-14 Walgreen Co. d/b/a Walgreens 9774
9-Sep-14 Cut Price Inc. / Sid Siddiqui d/b/a Westmont Tobacco
10-Sep-14 Friends and Brothers, Inc. / Amy Issa d/b/a Amy’s Liquor
10-Sep-14 Bi-Lo, LLC d/b/a Bi-Lo 5153
10-Sep-14 Bryon C. Steadman d/b/a Hillbilly’s Restaurant
10-Sep-14 Lakevue Landing Inc. / Betty Caudill d/b/a Lakevue Landing
10-Sep-14 Country Counter Corp. d/b/a Mitchell’s
12-Sep-14 Kroger Limited Partnership I d/b/a Kroger 985
12-Sep-14 Orange Petromart L.L.C. d/b/a Orange Petromart / Mobil Mart
12-Sep-14 Firas Ibrahim d/b/a New Center Liquor Store
12-Sep-14 Seelyville Petroleum Inc. / Pardeep K. Gill d/b/a Seely Mart
12-Sep-14 I.T. Investments (U.S.) LTD, d/b/a Smoke Land / Tobacco Harbor
12-Sep-14 Chong S. Kim / Yu Song Yu d/b/a Smoke Town
12-Sep-14 Shaun SEJ Corporation d/b/a Spot Food Store / Chester’s
12-Sep-14 Twin Roads Food Mart, LLC
12-Sep-14 Wal-Mart Store East, LP d/b/a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market Store 5372
12-Sep-14 Pankaj Shah d/b/a Westmont Mini Mart / Tobacco Outlet
15-Sep-14 Big Charlies Truck Plaza, Inc.
15-Sep-14 Saab Petro Mart, Inc. d/b/a BP
15-Sep-14 Gilbert Liquor Co. Inc. / Allan R. Rasmussen d/b/a Gilbert’s Liquor
15-Sep-14 The Heritage Store Inc. d/b/a Heritage Natural Market
15-Sep-14 Ysidro Pacheco Rodriquez d/b/a Junco 9
15-Sep-14 Regent Trading Inc. d/b/a Somers Point Lukoil
15-Sep-14 Zeshan A Hussain, d/b/a New Smoke Delight
15-Sep-14 Sabila LLC d/b/a Nisa’s Variety
15-Sep-14 Omar Mart LLC / Abdel Aziz Ahmed Selim d/b/a Omar Mart LLC
15-Sep-14 Patsy’s Daily Convenience LLC / Patsy Mobley d/b/a Patsy’s Daily Convenience
15-Sep-14 M.H. Investments LLC d/b/a Shell Food Mart
15-Sep-14 Kasco Enterprises, Inc. / Kathy Stockwell d/b/a Spokane Handi Mart
15-Sep-14 Singh Convenience Plus Inc. d/b/a Sunoco
15-Sep-14 ML Chelmsford LLC d/b/a Tedeschi Food Shop
15-Sep-14 Sanjay Patel d/b/a Thomas Food Mart
16-Sep-14 Avenue Food Mart, Inc. / Irene Szymanski d/b/a Avenue Food Mart
16-Sep-14 China Royal LLC / Juan Chen Zhu
16-Sep-14 Pramukh Krupa 91 Inc. / Prakash Patel d/b/a Convenient Food Mart 3013
16-Sep-14 John Ashley d/b/a Craytonville Grocery
16-Sep-14 South Carolina CVS Pharmacy, L.L.C. d/b/a CVS Pharmacy 626
16-Sep-14 Angelica Sanchez d/b/a Deli Latino
16-Sep-14 A Shafaf Investments Inc. d/b/a Discount Gas and Food Mart
16-Sep-14 Leong Lai Wah  d/b/a Good Luck Carryout
16-Sep-14 Henry Holley d/b/a Grove Station
16-Sep-14 Samia NR LLC d/b/a Max Quick Stop
16-Sep-14 Haissam Nassar d/b/a Shell
16-Sep-14 Rafael Morel d/b/a Special Market
16-Sep-14 Brent Henderson d/b/a Stroker’s Billiards
16-Sep-14 Vasudevay LLC d/b/a Town News and Tobacco
16-Sep-14 Chungu Wembi d/b/a Wembi-6 Grocery
22-Sep-14 Duffy and Associates Inc. d/b/a Discount Tobacco
22-Sep-14 Daniel and Maurice LLC d/b/a Donut Inc.
22-Sep-14 Hammonton Fuel Stop, Inc. / Steve Multani d/b/a Hammonton Gas and Diesel / Satraj
22-Sep-14 Jordan Convenience Corner, Inc.
22-Sep-14 K and S Market, LLC and Karwan Sofi
22-Sep-14 Kroger Limited Partnership l d/b/a Kroger Fuel Center J-987
22-Sep-14 Butch Rav d/b/a Lake Park Pub
22-Sep-14 Camille J. Ebert and Don I. Ebert d/b/a Mary Ann’s Groceries
22-Sep-14 Safeway Inc. d/b/a Safeway Gas Station 1129
22-Sep-14 Sandys Stop and Shop LLC / Sandra Knapic d/b/a Sandy’s Stop N’ Shop
22-Sep-14 MediTran, Inc. d/b/a Smoke Shack 3
22-Sep-14 Penn Petroleum Inc. d/b/a Sonny’s Convenience / Sonny’s Citgo 1
22-Sep-14 The General Store / Rusty Smith d/b/a The General Store
22-Sep-14 Walgreen Co. d/b/a Walgreens 2213
22-Sep-14 WilcoHess LLC d/b/a Wilco Hess 796
23-Sep-14 Bootheel Petroleum Co., Inc. d/b/a B J’s Kwik Shop
23-Sep-14 Elmhurst-Royal Sales, Inc. / Nidhi Agarwal d/b/a Cigar Lovers Tobacco / Lovers Cigar
23-Sep-14 CVS Pharmacy, Inc. d/b/a CVS/pharmacy 2600
23-Sep-14 Shaheer Inc. / Tanweer Ahmed d/b/a D P Mini Mart
23-Sep-14 Dollar General Corporation d/b/a Dollar General 281
23-Sep-14 Tridel LLC d/b/a Easy Pickin
23-Sep-14 IT, Inc. d/b/a Mobil Mart
23-Sep-14 Comin About Inc. / Joe Bambery d/b/a O’Sullivan’s Wharf
23-Sep-14 Shop Rite Food Mart, Inc. / Amir Silmi d/b/a One Stop Shop
23-Sep-14 Lubna Zeba LLC d/b/a Park View Variety
23-Sep-14 Parkside Marina LLC / Gul Awan d/b/a Parkside Marina
23-Sep-14 Azmi Issa d/b/a Prince Food
23-Sep-14 KB Mart LLC d/b/a Sam’s Food Stores
23-Sep-14 TA Operating LLC d/b/a TA Holbrook Travel Center 246
23-Sep-14 Seetaram LLC / Daya Singh d/b/a Twin Stop
29-Sep-14 Michael Bento d/b/a Andy’s Food Mart
29-Sep-14 Kwabena Asante d/b/a Asante Market
29-Sep-14 Bob's Food Mart, LLC
29-Sep-14 Family Dollar Stores of Indiana, L.P. d/b/a Family Dollar 9279
29-Sep-14 Neighborhood Grocer LLC d/b/a Piggly Wiggly 154
29-Sep-14 Naples One LLC d/b/a Standard Food Mart
29-Sep-14 Stein Bros., Inc. d/b/a Stein’s Market 1
29-Sep-14 Summerton Drugs Compounding and Dispensary LLC d/b/a Summerton Drugs
29-Sep-14 Da Yong Lin d/b/a Super Garden
29-Sep-14 Terry’s Deli LLC / Terry Pyne d/b/a Terry’s Deli


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).