Above / Vaping is among products considered an alternative to nicotine. Citations decrease since March compliance checks. (PN File Photo)
The Naperville Police Department recently completed a round of tobacco/alternative nicotine product compliance checks. The compliance checks were performed at 82 Naperville businesses to determine if local tobacco/alternative nicotine product retailers are complying with the minimum-age tobacco laws that prohibit the sale of tobacco/alternative nicotine products to persons under the age of 21.
The following five (5) establishments failed the compliance check, resulting in City Ordinance citations for selling tobacco/alternative nicotine product to a person under the age of 21 years old:
Royal Smokeshop, 2863 95th St. #115
Smoke O Vapor, 686 S Route 59 **
Smoke Arena, 1570 W Ogden Ave. #104
Casey’s, 20 E Ogden Ave. **
U Smoke, 931 E Ogden Ave. #107 **
With the help from a grant awarded by the Illinois Department of Human Services Tobacco Enforcement Program, the Naperville Police Department educates local tobacco/alternative nicotine product retailers on minimum-age tobacco/nicotine product laws and the importance of verifying the age of customers before selling age-restrictive products such as tobacco/alternative nicotine products. Tobacco/alternative nicotine product retailers are given a retailer education packet and notified that the compliance checks are going to occur in the near future.
** Cited previously in March 2023
Compare increase in number of checks (82 vs. 76) and reduction in citations (5 vs. 12) to release posted March 23, 2023
Report submitted by Naperville Police Department, Public Information Office, email@example.com.