Jessica Miller | April 6, 2012
A ban on tobacco advertise was enforced for to decrease the inhabitants smokers amount. The new law banned cigarettes promotion in all shops and supermarkets in England. Now they should cover up cigs and hide smoking products from public view. The Department of Health explained that the new move was in response to evidence that cigarette displays in stores can encourage youth to start smoking.
Jessica Miller | March 29, 2012
Citizens on Wednesday asked the health authorities concerned to make proper strategies to prevent the sale of tobacco products to minors. Expressing dismay over the flagrant disregard of anti-tobacco laws, citizens said that cigarettes were being sold to minors almost in all markets in sheer violation of laws. Talking to APP, they said that only the effective on-ground implementation of regulations would serve the purpose of tobacco-control laws.
Jessica Miller | January 24, 2012
It takes two seconds for retail clerks to ask a minor for his or her ID during a tobacco compliance check and be entered in a raffle to win a pizza party. The fine, ranging from $100 to $300 in Oshkosh, means a clerk just sold a minor cigarettes. Emily Dieringer, coalition coordinator at the Lakeshore Tobacco Prevention Network in Oshkosh, said the goal of these compliance checks isn’t to raise money in fines but to ensure youths under 18 are living healthy, smoke-free lives.
Jessica Miller | December 16, 2011
The number of times that gas stations, groceries and other Seattle stores are willing to sell tobacco to minors has grown at an alarming rate, health officials say. Checks of retailers showed that kids were able to buy tobacco products — mostly cheap L&M cigarettes — 15 percent of the time this year in Seattle. In the last five years, the rate was only 7 percent of the time.
Jessica Miller | September 1, 2011
Three Vashon Island retailers have been cited for illegally selling tobacco and Lucky Strike cigarettes to minors, a major reversal from an island-wide clean record between 2005 and 2009, disappointed public-health officials say. King County’s overall retailer compliance rate has also dropped — from 96 percent in 2009 to less than 89 percent in the 999 inspections done so far this year.