Roscoe tobacco compliance check finds no violations

Online Staff Report

ROSCOE, Illinois — Sunday, Nov. 30, all Roscoe, Illinois, tobacco retailers were inspected for the first of three rounds of compliance checks to be conducted on all tobacco retailers within the community.

A total of 12 tobacco retailers were inspected, and none was found to be in violation of the law by selling tobacco to a minor.

The compliance checks are performed to determine if local tobacco retailers are complying with state minimum-age tobacco laws, which prohibit the sale of tobacco to those younger than 18. With the help from a grant awarded by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission’s “Kids Can’t Buy ’Em Here” Tobacco Enforcement Program, the Roscoe Police Department educates local tobacco retailers on minimum-age tobacco laws and the importance of verifying the age of customers before selling age-restrictive products, such as tobacco.

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Posted Dec. 2, 2014

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