Area Tobacco Retailers Pass State Compliance Checks

Area Tobacco Retailers Pass State Compliance Checks

Area Tobacco Retailers Pass State Compliance Checks

The Collaborative congratulates the following businesses for keeping youth safe and tobacco free by successfully passing a Vermont Department of Liquor Control Tobacco Compliance Check January to May 2016. To pass, a store must check the age and ID verification of the buyer. The stores were: Weston Marketplace; Clark’s Quality Food, Jelley’s Auto Care Center, and Mike and Tammy’s in Londonderry; Has Gas and HN Williams Store in Dorset; Maplefield’s and Price Chopper in Manchester; The Grape Connection in Bondville; Mulligan’s in Stratton; L. White Fuel Stop and Nichols Store in Danby; Mount Tabor Country Store; Paulin’s and Chem-Clean in Arlington.

Preventing the sale of tobacco products to youth plays an integral role in reducing use rates and helps make communities healthier places. Eleven percent of Vermont high school youth report smoking cigarettes in the past 30 days, down from 13 percent in 2013 and 18 percent in 2005. The Vermont Department of Health’s goal is to goal is to decrease youth tobacco use among high school students to 10 percent by 2020.

We all play a part in reducing youth substance use. To learn how you can help, contact Laura at laura@thecollaborative.us or 802-824-4200. The Collaborative promotes the development of a healthy, involved community supporting substance free youth in a caring environment.

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