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

Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Monday, January 14, 2019/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 July 1, 2018, and December 31st, 2018, a total of 137 compliance checks were conducted. The following facilities were cited and fined for violations related to selling tobacco products to minors:

Business                                  Address                                              # of Violations

Transit Road Car Wash              5673 S. Transit Rd. Lockport, NY               1st Violation                          

Dollar General                          6726 S. Transit Rd. Lockport, NY               1st Violation

T&R Corner Store                     263 Young St. Wilson, NY                          1st Violation

Crosby’s                                  110 Telegraph Rd. Middleport, NY              1st Violation

7-Eleven Food Store                 437 Davison Rd. Lockport, NY                    1st Violation

7-Eleven #3517011                 1 Park Ave. Lockport, NY                            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.

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