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Tobacco Sales to Minors Stays Below 10 Percent

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According to a new report released by the Ingham County Health Department on Wednesday, illegal tobacco sales to minors stayed below 10 percent for the third year in a row.

In 2012, 9.26 percent of stores in Ingham County sold tobacco products to a decoy minor. That number nearly doubles after 2011 was the lowest rate ever recorded at 5.32 percent. In 2010 the sales rate to minors was 9.05 percent.

The report says 25 stores out of 270 sold tobacco to the decoy minor. One store in then also sold a second time, during the re-check.

Resources are provided for clerks and business owners for those who sell to minors to correct the problem.

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