Eighteen citations were issued last week to Mississippi, USA convenience stores for allegedly selling e-cigarettes and beer to people under 21 years old. Mississippi raised its age to purchase vaping products from 18 to 221 earlier this year.
Last week, the Mississippi Attorney General’s Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Division conducted the compliance checks in Lafayette County and the city of Oxford in partnership with the Oxford Police Department, according to a story on hottytoddy.com.
Out of 25 stores checked, there was a total of 18 violations, with several stores getting more than one violation.
“By Mississippi state law, the sale of beer, vape, and e-cigarettes to anyone under age 21 is illegal,” said Attorney General Lynn Fitch. “This action was taken to hold stores accountable as we all work to protect the health and safety of our children.”