DPH Report: 9% of California Stores Have Illegally Sold Tobacco to Adolescents This Year
A new California Department of Public Health report finds that 9% of stores in California this year sold tobacco products to adolescents under the age of 18, up from 7.6% of stores that did so last year. The increase comes after tobacco sales to minors steadily decreased for two decades. Some observers have said that e-cigarette sales could be contributing to the upward trend this year.
- "CDPH Says Underage Tobacco Sales Up" (Shinkman, Payers & Providers, 9/4).