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Stores cited for selling tobacco to kids

by Heather Hauswirth

29 mom-n-pop stores received citations from the Department of Revenue & Taxation after they were caught selling tobacco to minors.  Mental Health assisted DRT with the inspections of more than 300 businesses. 

The monitoring of vendors is federally mandated by the U.S. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.  Public Law 24-278 prohibits the sale of tobacco products to minors and those found in violation can pay a penalty of between $500 and $5,000 per violation.

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