Area retailers pass tobacco test

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LONDONDERRY >> The Collaborative, an area non-profit which seeks to promote the development of a healthy, involved community supporting substance free youth in a caring environment, congratulates the following businesses for keeping youth safe and tobacco free by successfully passing a Vermont Department of Liquor Control Tobacco Compliance Check during January through May 2016. To pass a compliance check, a store must pass the following check for the age and ID verification of the buyer. The following stores passed the Tobacco Compliance Check are Weston Marketplace; Clark's Quality Food, Jelley's Auto Care Center, Mike and Tammy's in Londonderry; Has Gas and H.N Williams Store in Dorset; Maplefield's and Price Chopper in Manchester and The Grape Connection in Bondville and Mulligan's of Stratton; L. White Fuel Stop and Nichols Store in Danby and Mount Tabor Country Store; Paulin's and Chem-Clean in Arlington.

Preventing the sale of tobacco products to youth plays an integral role in reducing youth tobacco use rates and helps make communities healthier places to live, work, go to school in and to visit. Eleven percent of Vermont high school youth report smoking cigarettes in the past 30 days, down from 13 percent in 2013 and 18 percent in 2005. The Vermont Department of Health's Healthy Vermonters 2020 goal is to decrease youth tobacco use among 9th - 12 grade students to 10 percent.

For more information, contact Laura at laura@thecollaborative.us or 802-824-4200.


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