Maryland Retailers Still Sell To Minors
A survey of 830 retailers conducted by the Maryland
comptroller's office shows that underage students sent into
stores to purchase tobacco were successful 35 percent of the
time. That figure is down from 54 percent in 1996 and 36 percent
last year, but state health secretary Dr. Martin Wasserman said
"the rate still remains unacceptably high. This report shows we
still have a lot of work to do in the effort."
The survey also
showed that minors were able to buy cigarettes at 70 percent of
vending machines tested, down from 96 percent in 1996 and 87
percent last year.
Source(s): BALTIMORE SUN (on-line), (12/22/98) "Teens Can Easily Buy Cigarettes, Survey Shows",
USA TODAY, (12/23/98)" Maryland", p. A5
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