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Princeton announces tobacco compliance check results

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 2:56 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — 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 11 tobacco retailers were inspected, and two were 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 local ordinance minimum-age tobacco laws which prohibit the sale of tobacco to persons under the age of 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 city of Princeton 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.

The retailers that were in compliance included: J & J One Stop, Beck Oil Co. West, Beck Oil Co. North, Jay’s Liquor and Tobacco, Sullivan’s Grocery, Sullivan’s Gas, Walmart, Johnson Oil Co. (I-80 Shell) and Road Ranger Truck Stop.

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