Twelve Businesses Cited for Selling Tobacco/Alternative Nicotine Products to Underage Consumers
The Naperville Police Department conducted a round of tobacco/alternative nicotine product compliance checks on March 15 and 16, 2023. The compliance checks were performed at 76 Naperville businesses to determine if local retailers are complying with the minimum-age tobacco laws that prohibit the sale of tobacco/alternative nicotine products to persons under the age of 21.
The following 12 establishments failed to successfully pass the compliance check, resulting in City Ordinance citations for selling tobacco/alternative nicotine products to a person under the age of 21 years old:
- Dr Lungzzz, 2728 W 75th St. #114
- Food Plus, 351 E Bailey Rd
- Mobil (Casey’s), 20 E Ogden Av
- Mobil, 1280 W Ogden Av
- SHO Mart, 1303 Plainfield-Naperville Rd
- Smoke O Vapor, 686 S Route 59
- Smoke XL, 1003A W Ogden Av
- Smokes N Vapes, 760 N Route 59 #108
- Smokers Choice, 803 E Ogden Av
- Smoky Brothers, 2811 Patriots Ln #105
- Speedway, 631 N Route 59
- U Smoke, 931 E Ogden Av
With 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. The retailers are given a retailer education packet and notified that compliance checks will occur in the near future.
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