Salem Stores Score Well on Tobacco Compliance ChecksThe Salem Police Department reports none of the city's 18 tobacco retailers sold to a person under 18 years of age during the most recent round of compliance checks.
The compliance checks are performed three times a year to determine if local tobacco retailers are complying with state and local minimum-age tobacco laws, which prohibit the sale of tobacco to minors.
With the help from a grant awarded by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission's "Kids Can't Buy 'Em Here" Tobacco Enforcement Program, the Salem Police Department has educated tobacco retailers on minimum-age tobacco laws and the importance of verifying the age of their customers while conducting compliance checks of area tobacco retailers.
See other LocalNews news:Carlyle Lake Officials 'Call-for-Caution' to All Visitors Due to Elevated Water Levels
Illinois Department of Health Sees Growing Numbers of Mumps Cases at U of I Campus
Democrats Advancing Legislation to Stop Closure of Illinois State Museum
Police Beat for August 3rd, 2015
U of I Plans to 'Party On' All The Way to Number One