Lincoln County releases results of 2018 tobacco compliance checks
Along with the Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) the Northwoods Tobacco-Free Coalition (NWTFC) once again conducted Wisconsin Wins tobacco compliance checks this year. Any store that has a tobacco license is subject to an annual compliance check. A total of 31 random checks were completed in Lincoln County. This year, five stores sold tobacco to a minor. That makes our county’s illegal sales rate 16%.
The following retailers in our county who were checked this year and did not sell tobacco to a minor: Tomahawk- Inshalla Country Club, Cockatiels, Bottoms Up, Holiday, Kwik Trip, Nelson’s County Market, Shell, Corner Mart, Warehouse Liquor, Great Lakes Foods, Dollar General; Merrill- Lee’s Piggly Wiggly, Walmart, Kwik Trip (Pine Ridge), Kwik Trip (Main Street), Carl’s Liquor, SSG Holiday, Walgreens, Merrill Shell, Krist Food Mart, Family Dollar Store, S & S Bar, Lotter’s Merrill Mobil, Hwy 51 Truck Stop; Gleason- Remington Oil Company and Gleason Bowling Alley. Due to randomization, not all tobacco retailers were checked.
All retailers selling tobacco products are encouraged to ID anyone who looks to be under the age of 40. If any retailer would like more information on how to properly train employees to read IDs please visit: www.witobaccocheck.org. This site offers a free, easy, online training program. Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) is also available to conduct free trainings for retailers if desired.
If you are interested in getting involved or for additional information on the WI Wins program, please contact Judy Sargent, NWTFC Member at email@example.com or 715-539-1377.
incoln County Health Department is always working for a safer and healthier Lincoln County.