Stores Not Selling Tobacco to Minors
Date 6-26-12 Retailers in Bear River Health District are doing a good job of not selling tobacco to minors.
Logan, UT - The Bear River Health Department in conjunction with law enforcement agencies from Box Elder, Cache, and Rich counties recently completed a series of tobacco compliance checks throughout the Bear River Health District. Results showed that most stores don’t sell tobacco to underage youth. They showed that out of the 236 checks attempted from July 2011-June 2012; only 13 sales were made to our underage buyers. That’s a 92% compliance rate.
“It’s always good to learn that most of our stores aren’t selling tobacco to minors. For the most part our retail outlets in our district work very hard to be in compliance with tobacco laws, and they should be congratulated and recognized for that,” stated Jescee Adams, Health Promotion Specialist at the Bear River Health Department.
These compliance checks are conducted up to 3 times a year at businesses that sell tobacco products. The purpose of these checks is to monitor stores compliance to the Utah tobacco sales laws in an effort to reduce sales to underage youth.
“We would like to congratulate the owners and managers of these stores for their hard work in training their employees. Many of these stores have never sold to our team of youth buyers, and we’ve been doing them for more than 10 years,” stated Adams.
Law enforcement officials and the health department applaud the many stores that have implemented strict sales policies, training programs, and their own compliance checks to ensure that tobacco isn’t being sold to youth.
We would like to recognize the following stores for not selling tobacco products to our underage buyers for ten or more years: Brigham City: 7-Eleven (606 South), Smith’s; Mantua: Country Store Campground; Bear River City: Archer’s Country Market; Tremonton: Kent’s Market; Perry: Wal-Mart; Richmond: Maverik; North Logan: Chevron Top Stop; and Logan: Carlsen’s Gas for Less, Earthly Awakenings,
Tobacco retail outlets who have not sold tobacco to our underage buyers for five to ten years: Brigham City: Kent’s Foods, Top Stop (1095 South); Tremonton: Maverik; Honeyville: Lanie’s; Logan: Common Cents, Smith’s Food & Drug, Top Stop (980 North), New Logan Market; North Logan: Wal-Mart; Lewiston: K & B’s Service; Wellsvile: Wellcome Mart; Garden City: Bear Lake Country Store; and Randolph: The Station.
Tobacco retail outlets who have not sold tobacco to our underage buyers for two to five years are as follows: Brigham City: 7-Eleven, Common Cents; Tremonton: Kwich Stop #6; Perry: Maverik, Kwick Stop #4; Logan: 7-Eleven (405 North), LW’s Truck Stop, Yeate’s 66, 3rd South Best Stop, Nyla’s South Chevron, Aggie Station, Fresh Market, Island Market, Smith’s Marketplace, Timberline Smoke Shop (1496 North), Walgreens, Wal-Mart (south); North Logan: Airport Road Best Stop; Nibley: Maverik; Smithfield: Smithfield Sinclair, 7-Eleven; Garden City: Bear Lake Chevron, Lake View Market & KOA, The Bear’s Den; Laketown: Dee’s Super Service; and Woodruff: Woodruff Country Corner.
The health department will provide assistance to stores that want help training their employees or developing sales policies. For more information contact the Bear River Health Department at 792-6510.
The mission of the Bear River Health Department is to prevent disease and disability, promote healthy lifestyles, and protect the individual and community