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National Cigar Store

National Cigar Store

United States

Issuing Office:

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Department of Health and Human Services logoDepartment of Health and Human Services

Food and Drug Administration
Center for Tobacco Products
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993 

OCT 21 2015


National Cigar Store Inc.
Attn: John D. Eveland
617 Sycamore Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50703

Dear Mr. Eveland:

The United States Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products has completed an evaluation of your corrective actions included in the August 10 and 13, 2014 responses from Troutman Sanders LLP, submitted on your behalf, in response to our Warning Letter dated July 16, 2014. Based on our evaluation, it appears that you have addressed the violations contained in the Warning Letter by no longer offering for sale roll-your-own tobacco and/or cigarette tobacco that do not comply with the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) on http://www.rollyourown.com. Additionally, we note that you have taken down the websites http://www.ryopipetobacco.com, http://www.makeyourowncigarette.com, http://www.stuffyourowncigarette.com, and http://www.naturaltobaccostore.com.

This letter does not relieve you or your firm from the responsibility of taking all necessary steps to assure sustained compliance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and its implementing regulations or with other relevant legal authority. This letter also will not preclude any regulatory action should violations be observed in the future.



Ele Ibarra-Pratt
Division Director
Division of Promotion, Advertising, and Labeling
Office of Compliance and Enforcement
Center for Tobacco Products

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Troutman Sanders LLP

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