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Information on Penalties

Below is a sampling of the federal, state and local penalties being incurred by retailers for selling tobacco to youths. 

Industry data : Reports about youth tobacco sales and retailer violation information

Federal Information
Overview of Federal Enforcement 
No Tobacco Sales Orders from the FDA  
Federal Civil Penalties 
 2013 Synar Report

State information 
Kansas Program 
California Stake Enforcement Act 
 Fact Sheet: Illegal Youth Access to Tobacco in Maryland
$1000 fines in Montgomery County Maryland 

Complete Protection Program

  • For retailers to prevent sales of age restricted products to minors, it really takes a complete set of best practices.
  • ID scanning is a critical piece of this but there are also other important components.
  • Best practices include training, ID scanning with available fake detection, and some type of compliance checks.
  • This coupled with ongoing management review and good policy provides the retailer with industry best end-to-end protection to prevent sales to minors.