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Niagara County Department of Health Cites Facilities for Tobacco Sales to Minors

Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Friday, July 13, 2018/Categories: Health

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The Niagara County Department of Health and the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, under contract with the Department, have been conducting tobacco compliance checks throughout Niagara County since July 1, 1999. Every facility that sells tobacco to the public will receive a compliance check, including all vending machine operations. Under the supervision of an adult, compliance checks are conducted by 16- and 17-year-olds who attempt to purchase tobacco products without identification and while being truthful about their age.

Between April 1, 2018, and June 30, 2018, a total of 138 compliance checks were conducted. The following facility was cited and fined for violations related to selling tobacco products to minors:

Business                                  Address                                              # of Violations

                                   

Kash Pro Unlimited                    1818 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls           2nd Violation

 

Penalties are assessed for violations.  Additionally, each facility is required to conduct employee training and educational programs, monitored by the Niagara County Department of Health.  The Department would like to recognize the Niagara County Sheriff's Office for their outstanding efforts and assistance with this program.

All compliance checks are conducted in accordance with Niagara County’s Youth Tobacco Enforcement and Prevention Agreement with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) under the authority of the New York State Public Health Law for tobacco enforcement.  Similar compliance checks are being conducted throughout New York State. 

If you have additional questions or concerns regarding tobacco sales to minors, please call Environmental Health, Stacy Price, at (716) 439-7581.

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