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.
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Police Beat for Wednesday, December 17th, 2014