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Hours of Operation

Arkansas Tobacco Control's (ATC's) lobby is now open 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday excluding holidays.

Permit Revocations

The following permits are revoked:

  • BP Amoco Marion, Marion, Retail Permit # 10006-01
  • Shell Superstop #412, Blytheville, Retail Permit # 7584-02
  • Bonka-Chong Enterprise, LLC, Hampton, Retail Permit # 3843-06

Permit Suspensions

The following permit holders cannot buy or sell tobacco products, vapor products, e-liquids or alternative nicotine products during their permit suspensions:

Permit #Store NamePhysical CityStart Date @ 12:01AMEnd Date @ Midnight
03487-08Highway 65 Stop Inc.Greenbrier9/14/20209/18/2020
01943-06First Mart Inc.Sherwood9/14/20209/15/2020
04150-06S & G Mart Inc.Forrest City9/14/20209/15/2020
11536-02Easy MartForrest City9/14/20209/15/2020
01046-02Newport MartNewport9/14/20209/20/2020

Contraband Tobacco Enforcement – an Arkansas Tobacco Control priority

Illegal tobacco purchases by individuals and businesses deprive the State of Arkansas of funding for state social, education and health care programs. If you are thinking of buying cigarettes or other tobacco products from other states because they are cheaper, you might want to consider the risk you are taking.

Individuals caught buying, selling or transporting contraband tobacco could face criminal charges. Act 939 of the Regular Session of the 87th General Assembly of Arkansas establishes a forfeiture procedure for contraband tobacco. Any property, including money, used to buy, sell, or transport contraband tobacco may be seized and forfeited to the state. Consider these costs before buying, selling or transporting illegal tobacco.

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