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Local stores passed the test

Stores that sell tobacco in Kewaunee County were tested on Saturday. Six stores throughout the county were tested to see if they would check an I.D of a minor before the purchase of tobacco could be made. Kewaunee County Sheriff, Matt Joski, was pleased to hear that all six stores checked the I.D and refused to sell tobacco products to the minor. Joski explained that the program is ran by the Wisconsin Win Initiative and that results are then shown to local law enforcement. Joski made it clear that although the sale of tobacco products to youth has gone down, law enforcement still has to be on their toes. It was also mentioned that the goal of the initiative is to help direct minors towards a non-tobacco addicted lifestyle. 

 

 

If a minor is to be caught purchasing or in possession of tobacco products Joksi says that a citation could be given. He said that in the state of Wisconsin it is a violation for a minor to use or possess tobacco. The whole initiative was pleased with the results from this years test and they believe they were better than years past.

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