According to the county department of health and human services, only one of the 165 business that were inspected violated the state’s Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act, which prohibits the selling of tobacco products to a minor. By comparison, ten businesses were cited in 2013.
The Noe Place Convenience store at 708 E. Second St., Jamestown – was listed as the only business to violate the law in 2014.
The county is responsible for enforcing the state law, which requires retailers to obtain positive proof that the person buying cigarettes is over the age of 18. Retailers found in violation of this law are subject to fines and loss of their tobacco registration and lottery license for repeated violations.