VENDOR EDUCATION

 

The Coalition is responsible to educate ALL alcohol and tobacco vendors in Hillsdale County.  Each year a packet of information is distributed to all retail establishments, including signs on age requirements.  

 

The Coalition also conducts tobacco compliance checks, sending a minor into various stores (chosen by the State of Michigan) to see if they can purchase cigarettes.  

  • In 2016, four stores were checked, and one allowed the minor to purchase cigarettes.  An additional thirteen stores were checked with the help of law enforcement (non-Synar), and four clerks sold cigarettes to the minor.
  • In 2015, six stores were checked, and one allowed the minor to purchase cigarettes.
  • In 2014, seven stores were checked, and two allowed the minor to purchase cigarettes.
  • In 2013, one store was checked and did not allow the minor to purchase cigarettes.
  • In 2012, two stores were checked, and neither allowed the minor to purchase cigarettes.  

 

 

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