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APD and MCHD announce tobacco compliance check results

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Aledo Police Department and the Mercer County Health Department announce tobacco compliance check results:

Tobacco retailers were inspected for the second of three rounds of compliance checks to be conducted on all tobacco retailers within the City of Aledo. A total of six tobacco retailers were inspected and zero 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 the State of Illinois 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, Aledo Police Department and the Mercer County Health Department 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.