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"Who does not card near me?" Reporting a Store That Sells to Minors

It goes without saying—it’s illegal to sell alcohol and tobacco to anyone under the age of 21 in the United States. Although this is common knowledge, there are some establishments that willfully ignore the fact that they’re accepting fake IDs—or they are completely unaware that they are—because they don’t use age verification technology with every sale. If you suspect there is a store, bar, or restaurant in your area that is selling age-sensitive products to minors, you might want to seek a legal way to report them. We suggest taking the following official routes rather than confronting the owner of...

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Don’t Get Caught Selling Vape Products to a Minor

It’s a shame to say it, but vaping products are all the rage for kids these days. Many teens have no problem asking someone a couple of years older than them for their ID or finding a way to have a fake one made with their personal information. Read More

Penalties for Selling Tobacco / Vape to a Minor are Increasing

For the business owners who do get caught and penalized, you will be cited and fined. And it's not just you, but your employee as well. For example, in states like California, the person selling tobacco to a minor is cited for a misdemeanor and pays the fine, while the owner may also be cited for the same infraction. After the third violation, there may be additional penalties imposed, including increased fines, and even suspension or revocation of your tobacco sales license. The FDA calls this a "no-tobacco-sale order" (NTSO), and it can be devastating for your business.  View the...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Underage Alcohol Sales

There are no "oops" moments when selling alcohol to a minor... If your a business that sells alcohol, one of the largest risks you face, is the penalties for selling alcohol to minors. Below are a list of answers to the big underage-alcohol sale questions. Is it a felony to sell alcohol to a minor? In the large majority if circumstances you'll face misdemeanor charges. However, there are certain states and circumstances where you could face felony charges. Is selling alcohol to a minor a misdemeanor? The majority of states punish as a misdemeanor. In most cases this means you...

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