- More than 98 percent of tobacco retailers across Waukesha
County were found to be in compliance with restrictions on sales
to underage youths, a new study finds.
and support from local law enforcement agencies, the Tobacco
Free Community Partnership Dodge Jefferson Waukesha and Youth
Volunteers completed 168 compliance checks for Waukesha County
over the last several months, and found just three sales to
underage youth, for a 1.8 percent non-compliance rate in the
That represents a significant change from the
2013 results, when the same study found a 14.7 percent
non-compliance rate across the county.
Those results come courtesy of Dianna Forrester,
coordinator of the Wisconsin Wins program, a science-based,
state-level initiative designed to decrease youth access to
tobacco products launched over a decade ago.
The program uses positive reinforcement to reduce
illegal tobacco sales, and in a press release, congratulated
local clerks who do not sell tobacco to youth.
“A round of applause goes out to the many tobacco
retailers in Waukesha County who have been checking IDs and
keeping tobacco out of the hands of our youth,” Forrester said
in a statement, “as well as the local law enforcement in
Waukesha County who have assisted us with these activities.”
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