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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:


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Date Stamp on Letter Retailer Store Name Retailer Street Address Retailer City Retailer State Retailer ZIP Code
February 09, 2017 Casino 1624 East Saint Patrick Street #104 Rapid City SD 57703
February 02, 2017 Marathon/J&H Stores 1198 South Harrison Road East Lansing MI 48823
February 02, 2017 El Rincon Deportivo Calle Cristo Rey Num. 248, Bda Olimpo Guayama PR 00784
February 02, 2017 Dollar General 2931 Portage Road South Bend IN 46628
February 02, 2017 Marathon 38171 West 10 Mile Road Farmington Hills MI 48335
February 02, 2017 Sam's Food Stores/Mobil 1671 Whitney Avenue Hamden CT 06517
February 02, 2017 Kangaroo Express 2595 Emerson Drive Southeast Palm Bay FL 32909
February 02, 2017 Carlie C's IGA 3501 North Main Street Hope Mills NC 28348
February 02, 2017 7 Eleven 1790 North Farnsworth Avenue Aurora IL 60505
February 02, 2017 BP/C-Store 1930 Cedar Creek Road Fayetteville NC 28312
February 02, 2017 Wal-Mart 3501 34th Street South St. Petersburg FL 33711
February 02, 2017 Welcome QQQ Market 847 North Montford Avenue Baltimore MD 21205
February 02, 2017 Rosauers 2350 South Reserve Street Missoula MT 59801
February 02, 2017 Chevron/Food Mart 5419 Silver Star Road Orlando FL 32808
February 02, 2017 7-Eleven 9908 Georgetown Pike Great Falls VA 22066
January 26, 2017 Admiral Discount Tobacco 1207 East Chicago Road Sturgis MI 49091
January 26, 2017 Kleins 54 Washington Avenue Carteret NJ 07008
January 26, 2017 Jimmie's Autoport 6375 South State Road 53 Madison FL 32340
January 26, 2017 Briarwood One Stop 5092 West Sunshine Street Brookline MO 65619
January 26, 2017 Highlife Smoke Shop 2 7448 West Glendale Avenue Glendale AZ 85303
January 26, 2017 K.B.'s Market Groceries 1431 South Getty Street Muskegon MI 49442
January 26, 2017 Wag-A-Bag 2/Chevron 95 Oak Drive Lake Jackson TX 77566
January 26, 2017 Dollar General 5455 Airline Highway Baton Rouge LA 70805
January 26, 2017 Milk Run 34 South Avenue Derry NH 03038
January 26, 2017 No. 1 Cafe 2731 East Allegheny Avenue Philadelphia PA 19134
January 26, 2017 Hankins Mart 38 Hankins Road Marion NC 28752
January 26, 2017 Wayne's Automotive 220 Cottage Grove Road Madison WI 53716
January 26, 2017 Walgreens #10316 4001 Canal Street New Orleans LA 70119
January 26, 2017 BJS Bottle Shop 10699 Highway 1 Moreauville LA 71355
January 26, 2017 Flora-Bama Liquor & Lotto 17395 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola FL 32507
January 26, 2017 Marathon 7515 Clio Road Mt. Morris MI 48458
January 26, 2017 Whitman's/Fuel Co. 40630 Highway 195 Haleyville AL 35565
January 26, 2017 El Pilomatico Sport Bar Bo Pueblo 66 Calle Luis Munoz Rivera Toa Alta PR 00953
January 26, 2017 Berwyn News Agency 640 Lancaster Avenue Berwyn PA 19312
January 26, 2017 Belle City Food Market & Laundromat 522 16th Street Racine WI 53403
January 26, 2017 The Common's Market 122 North Aurora Street Ithaca NY 14850
January 26, 2017 7- Eleven 3503 Fairfax Drive, Suite 100 Arlington VA 22201
January 26, 2017 Shell/Marketplace 3100 Columbia Pike Arlington VA 22204
January 26, 2017 Valero/A & J Super Stop 227 West King Avenue Kingsville TX 78363
January 26, 2017 Citgo 179 Watertown Road Thomaston CT 06787
January 26, 2017 Baywood Deli & Grill 124 Baywood Road, Suite 108 Fayetteville NC 28312
January 26, 2017 Grover Goods 210 South Main Street Grover NC 28073
January 26, 2017 Food Lion 110 Express Lane Darlington SC 29532
January 26, 2017 Beer & Tobacco Outlet 3610 Ashley Phosphate Road North Charleston SC 29418
January 26, 2017 Short Stop 2100 Cedar Creek Road Fayetteville NC 28312
January 26, 2017 Citgo 10732 Jefferson Avenue Newport News VA 23601
January 26, 2017 Wesco 2277 East Broadway Avenue Muskegon MI 49444
January 26, 2017 Conoco 6600 Industrial Highway Carteret NJ 07008
January 26, 2017 Stop 'N Save 501 Gilbert Ferry Road Southeast Attalla AL 35954
January 26, 2017 Conoco/Smart Market 950 Spring Creek Road Montrose CO 81403
January 26, 2017 Sun Deli & Market 1401 North Taft Street Arlington VA 22201
January 26, 2017 7-Eleven 10185 Warwick Boulevard Newport News VA 23601
January 26, 2017 Circle K 14266 East Colonial Drive Orlando FL 32826
January 26, 2017 The Inn Convenience Store 50 North Main Street Eureka Springs AR 72632
January 26, 2017 Pit Stop Express/Shell 801 South Hill Park Drive Puyallup WA 98373
January 26, 2017 Town Liquors 511 State Road North Dartmouth MA 02747
January 26, 2017 Circle K 407 East Main Street Floyd VA 24091
January 26, 2017 Villa Andalucia Services Station Urb. Villa Andalucia Calle Frontera Esq. Calle Ronda San Juan PR 00926
January 26, 2017 Phillips 66 3301 Portage Avenue South Bend IN 46628
January 26, 2017 New England Meat Market 62 Walnut Street Peabody MA 01960
January 26, 2017 Penn Beer Distributors 2006 Penny Lane Jeannette PA 15644
January 26, 2017 Citgo of Grafton 1706 Wisconsin Avenue Grafton WI 53024
January 26, 2017 Lay’s Food Mart 23755 Rogers Clark Boulevard Ruther Glen VA 22546
January 26, 2017 Cigar USA 12075 124th Avenue Northeast Kirkland WA 98034
January 26, 2017 Family Fare 6891 Cliffdale Road Fayetteville NC 28314
January 26, 2017 Little General 1157 Van Voorhis Road Morgantown WV 26505
January 26, 2017 JR Food Mart 6585 126th Avenue Largo FL 33773
January 26, 2017 Food Lion #1609 10880 Warwick Boulevard Newport News VA 23601
January 26, 2017 Doswell Truck Stop 10222 Kings Dominion Boulevard Doswell VA 23047
January 26, 2017 7-Eleven 2242 Gallows Road Dunn Loring VA 22027
January 26, 2017 Puma Urb. Apolo Ave. Apolo Esq. Mercurio San Juan PR 00986
January 26, 2017 Valero 3302 Ernest Street Lake Charles LA 70601
January 26, 2017 BP 6519 North Saginaw Road Mt. Morris MI 48458
January 26, 2017 Walgreens #4615 13007 Warwick Boulevard Newport News VA 23602
January 26, 2017 Bashas' 5115 North Dysart Road Litchfield Park AZ 85340
January 26, 2017 Total Bo Certeneja Carr. 172 KM 5.9 Cidra PR 00739
January 26, 2017 AA Beloit 12401 W Beloit Rd New Berlin WI 53131
January 26, 2017 Rancho El Toronjal Bar & Grill Bo Pinas Carr 829 Km 2.1 Toa Alta PR 00953
January 26, 2017 Shell 7073 West Washington Street Indianapolis IN 46241
January 26, 2017 Franklin News 36 Main Street Franklin MA 02038
January 26, 2017 Circle K 2557 West River Road Dummerston VT 05301
January 26, 2017 Gulf 4641 Maple Road Amherst NY 14226
January 26, 2017 BP 1765 South Ortonville Road Ortonville MI 48462
January 26, 2017 Short Stop / Exxon 3800 Morganton Road Fayetteville NC 28314
January 26, 2017 Circle K 136 6th Avenue Dayton KY 41074
January 26, 2017 7-Eleven 721 Flanders Road Riverhead NY 11901
January 26, 2017 Potomac Shell 2600 Prince William Parkway Woodbridge VA 22192
January 26, 2017 Walgreens 11343 South 96th Street Papillion NE 68046
January 26, 2017 H.E.B Store #401 409 East Kleberg Avenue Kingsville TX 78363
January 26, 2017 7-Eleven 1747 East Oltorf Street Austin TX 78741
January 26, 2017 Piggly Wiggly 810 Elm Street East Hampton SC 29924
January 26, 2017 Dollar General 504 Pearl Street Darlington SC 29532
January 26, 2017 Colmado Lirios Cala Carr. 928, Km 1.8 Sec Pomales Bo. Valenciano Abajo Juncos PR 00777
January 26, 2017 Dollar General 8735 Niagara Falls Boulevard Niagara Falls NY 14304
January 26, 2017 330 Super Stop 14836 Highway 330 Coffeeville MS 38922
January 26, 2017 Wing Lee Kitchen 5904 99th Street Flushing NY 11368
January 26, 2017 7-Eleven 2311 2nd Street South Arlington VA 22204
January 26, 2017 Simmesport Express 16675 Highway 1 Simmesport LA 71369
January 26, 2017 Edwardsville Market 332 South Buchanan Street Edwardsville IL 62025
January 26, 2017 7-Eleven 845 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn NY 11226
January 26, 2017 Speedway 8546 Miller Road Swartz Creek MI 48473
January 26, 2017 B & B Market 409 Prospect Road Hurt VA 24563
January 26, 2017 Home Run Liquor & Deli 1259 Post Road Northeast Suite D Belmont MI 49306
January 26, 2017 Golo 5200 Division Avenue South Kentwood MI 49548
January 26, 2017 Westbrook Beverage Center 13430 West Greenfield Avenue Brookfield WI 53005
January 26, 2017 Phillips 66 209 West Sample Street South Bend IN 46601
January 26, 2017 Rite Aid 4424 Fortuna Plaza Dumfries VA 22026
January 20, 2017 The Beer Store 746 Locust Avenue Washington PA 15301
January 19, 2017 BP 51015 Van Dyke Avenue Shelby Township MI 48316
January 19, 2017 Food Lion 313 Laurel Bay Road Beaufort SC 29906
January 19, 2017 Bourbon Family Center True Value 104 West Pine Street Bourbon MO 65441
January 19, 2017 Tom Thumb 2990 South Blue Angel Parkway Pensacola FL 32506
January 19, 2017 King Express/Sunoco 1441 North Longstreet Street Kingstree SC 29556
January 19, 2017 Marathon 3416 West Pierson Road Flint MI 48504
January 19, 2017 BG's Express #2 1777 Old Chatham Road Martinsville VA 24112
January 19, 2017 Food Mart/Shell 13 East Randall Street Coopersville MI 49404
January 19, 2017 O-Petro 282 White Street Danbury CT 06810
January 19, 2017 Supermercado Napo Velez 140 Calle Liceo Mayaguez PR 00680
January 19, 2017 EZ Mart 1166 Washington Street Weymouth MA 02189
January 19, 2017 The Station 101 State Highway 69 Monticello WI 53570
January 19, 2017 Rite Aid 75 South Dexter Street Pinckney MI 48169
January 19, 2017 Tobacco Xpress 5736 South 108th Street Hales Corners WI 53130
January 19, 2017 Donovan’s Reef 15726 Front Beach Road Panama City Beach FL 32413
January 19, 2017 Wal-Mart 5555 20th Street Vero Beach FL 32966
January 19, 2017 Mr. Fuel 11 Highway W Foristell MO 63348
January 19, 2017 Golden Shop Mini Mart 760 Genesee Street Rochester NY 14611

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Tobacco

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