Naperville Police Announce Tobacco/Alternative Nicotine Product Compliance Check Results
The Naperville Police Department recently completed two separate rounds of tobacco/alternative nicotine product compliance checks in Naperville, resulting in three citations for selling those age-restrictive products to a person under 21 years of age.
Compliance checks are performed to determine if local tobacco/alternative nicotine product retailers are complying with the minimum-age tobacco laws, which prohibit the sale of tobacco/alternative nicotine products to persons under the age of 21.
Approximately 76 establishments were checked using a person under the age of 21 years during the two rounds of compliance checks, which took place during the second week of March and the third week of April. The following three (3) establishments failed the compliance check, and the clerk who sold the tobacco/alternative nicotine product was issued a City Ordinance citation for selling tobacco/alternative nicotine product to a person under the age of 21 years old.
Stogies – 3124 S Route 59
Vape N Tobacco – 1224 W Ogden Ave #E
Vape 58 – 635 E Ogden Ave
With the help from a grant awarded by the Illinois Department of Human Services Tobacco Enforcement Program, the Naperville Police Department educates local tobacco/alternative nicotine product retailers on minimum-age tobacco/nicotine product laws and the importance of verifying the age of customers before selling age-restrictive products such as tobacco/alternative nicotine products. All tobacco/alternative nicotine product retailers are given a retailer education packet and are notified that the checks are going to occur in the near future.
The Naperville Police wish to remind the public and the news media that a charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.