By: Angela Garrity
Cadillac News reports that Michigan has something to celebrate. Two Michigan counties, Wexford County and Missaukee County, received a perfect 100% score in their compliance of prohibiting tobacco sales to minors.
Up North Prevention is an initiative of Catholic Human Services to restrict tobacco sales to minors under the Synar Amendment which was enacted as part of the Federal Public Health Service Act.
According to Up North Prevention, ongoing compliance checks are conducted on a random basis to retailers within the county by various state and federal entities. These checks are conducted with underage youth and are used as a preventive measure as well as a compliance measure. Stores that sell tobacco products are urged to carefully check identification of every customer under the age of 27 to ensure that each sale is following the law.
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