Posts tagged: minors

Lisle shops pass test on underage tobacco sales

Tweet Lisle police announced Tuesday that businesses within the village licensed to sell tobacco are in compliance regarding the sale of those products to minors. On Monday, police, with the aid of a number of underage volunteers, visited 27 licensed establishments in the village and found there were no attempts to sell tobacco to the teens. Police public information officer Randall Johnson said the program is conducted three times a year through ... Jump to full article >>

Tobacco sales to minors decreasing in Indiana

Tweet Tobacco sales to minors in Indiana reached an all-time low last year, according to a report released Monday by the Tobacco Retailer Inspection Program, known as TRIP. Store clerks sold tobacco products to those 17 and under 3.8 percent of the time during more than 8,400 inspections in 2010. TRIP — a joint venture by the Prevention Resource Center at Indiana University Bloomington and the Indiana State Excise Police — began inspections i ... Jump to full article >>

Tobacco sales to minors drop in Winnebago County

Tweet It continues to get harder for minors to purchase tobacco products in Winnebago County. Ninety-four businesses licensed to sell tobacco products were checked in 2010 to see if they would sell products to people under the age of 18. Only five of the businesses sold tobacco to minors, for a non-compliance rate of 5.3 percent — a 20 percent drop from the 25.2 percent countywide non-compliance rate in 2009. “That’s a huge drop,” said Em ... Jump to full article >>

Snohomish County checks up on stores selling tobacco to minors

Tweet The Snohomish County Health District is ramping up efforts to cut down on teen smoking. So this week, it’s seeking out stores marlboro cigarettes sale to minors. The process is more like fishing. Health officials send a 17-year-old into a store to ask for cigarettes or chewing tobacco. About 1 in 10 stores make the sale. The current compliance rate is 88.7 percent, up from 84 percent in the previous year. The all-time low rate for to ... Jump to full article >>

Marathon County leads state in underage tobacco sales

Tweet More illegal sales of cigarettes were made to minors in Marathon County during state-sponsored stings than in any other county this year. According to the state program Wisconsin Wins, which has organized statewide tobacco compliance checks since 2002, 23 illegal sales were made during 99 checks performed in Marathon County from June through October. Marathon edged Milwaukee County, which performed 406 checks, by one sale. All of the 45 Lin ... Jump to full article >>

Santa Cruz City Council to consider tobacco retail license fee: Funds would be used to fight underage cigarette sales

Tweet Following in Watsonville’s footsteps, the Santa Cruz City Council on Tuesday will weigh the creation of an tobacco retail license fee to fund programs designed to reduce access to cigarettes by minors. The council will vote on directing staff to study how many businesses would be affected and how the fee would be administered. The council would consider an actual proposal later. In August, Watsonville City Council passed a similar mea ... Jump to full article >>

Guest View: Crack down on stores selling tobacco to minors

Tweet I lost my dear dad to lung cancer due to cigarettes. He became addicted at age 12. It breaks my heart to know that in 2010, there are stores in my city that are making cigarettes and other tobacco products readily available for youth. Earlier this year our coalition, the Azusa Youth Against Smoking, targeted 48 tobacco retailers in Azusa to identify how many were willing to sell to minors without asking for proper identification. Guess wha ... Jump to full article >>

Cigarette Store Selling Cigarettes, Knives to Minors

Tweet Over one hundred weapons seized from a Watsonville cigarette shop, but the store owner, gets off scott free. Last Friday night, police received a tip from the Watsonville Planning Commission that local discount cigarette stores were possibly selling tobacco and items that looked like weapons to minors. Saturday, police conducted a minor decoy operation using three police cadets, ages 15 and 17. Police cadets receive training in minor decoy ... Jump to full article >>

Tobacco Sales to Minors Decrease in Santa Barbara

Tweet Illegal sales of tobacco to minors increased in some areas of Santa Barbara County in 2009, but the number decreased significantly in the city of Santa Barbara, according to data released Tuesday by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department. Guadalupe was the only city in the county that didn’t sell any tobacco to a minor during undercover buy operations last year. Illegal sales increased in Goleta, Buellton, Lompoc, Solvang and u ... Jump to full article >>

E-cigs are Sold to Minors in Arizona

Tweet CBS 11 reporters took a hidden camera and visited several kiosks that sell electronic smoking devices across Arizona and found that the majority of them are selling their products to teenagers without even asking their age. Ok, everybody knows that electronic cigs are legal, and there are no written age-restrictions for their sales, at least currently. But, scientists doubt their safety for usage by human and particularly kids. Samir Sabry, ... Jump to full article >>