Bluffs Police report no violations during tobacco compliance checks


April 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Good news today from the Council Bluffs Police Department: During a recent check of retail outlets selling tobacco, no illegal sales were made to underage customers. The P-D reports the compliance checks were conducted Thursday night with the use of an underage customer, who attempted to buy tobacco at local retailers.

The Police Department says officials have made a pledge to keep tobacco out of the hands of Council Bluffs youth, and have been working with local retailers to educate them about Iowa’s tobacco laws and enforcement, in association with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division.

Bluffs Police are grateful to the area retailers and their staff for their efforts to card tobacco buyers and make sure they are of legal age.