2 Ferrysburg stores cited for tobacco sales to minors

The "No Cigs for Our Kids' campaign partnered with law enforcement agencies from the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office, Spring Lake-Ferrysburg Police Department and the Holland Department of Public Safety last month to ensure stores do not sell tobacco to those under age 18. The 54 undercover tobacco compliance checks in June resulted in sales to an underage decoy at two Ferrysburg stores: the Reef Party Store and JD's Shoreline Super Stop.
Tribune Staff
Jul 22, 2011

Other locations netted by the sting include Quality Car Wash in Holland, 7-11 in Zeeland and Anchor Party Store in Holland.

National data shows that 90 percent of current adult smokers started smoking before the age of 19. In Ottawa County, 58 percent of teens under age 18 say tobacco products are “very easy” or “sort of easy” to obtain.

Among teens who ever smoked, a third report that they did so for the first time before age 13.

Comments

unbelievable

Huge surprise that JD's got hit. That's not all that goes on down there...

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