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Sell Cigarettes to Minors at Your Own Risk, Tasmanian Retailers Warned

by Savitha C Muppala on  December 15, 2008 at 9:07 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
 Sell Cigarettes to Minors at Your Own Risk, Tasmanian Retailers Warned
A recent inspection conducted by The Department of Health and Human Services found some alarming facts.

Nearly 63% of the stores at corners, including supermarkets and service stations sold cigarettes to minors.
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Tasmanian retailers have been warned against doing so and if they are caught selling cigarettes to minors, the retailers will need to cough up fines to the tune of $6,000 for a first offence and $12,000 for the second.

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The manager of Environmental Health Stuart Heggie found the revelations quite disturbing. He said, "It can be quite significant, apart from the fact that you can be eligible for a fine up to $6,000 for a first offence, the Director of Public Health is looking at an option that he has under the Public Health Act of cancelling tobacco seller licences."



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