The San Luis Obispo County Health Agency’s Tobacco Control Program in coordination with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office conducted a recent countywide tobacco sales compliance check operation, which ended on May 3.
With the assistance of three local teen (under age 18) decoys, fifty-eight tobacco retailer locations were visited throughout the county.
Three clerks of the 58 retailers illegally sold tobacco to the decoy. Of the three clerks cited for unlawful sales of tobacco products to a minor, two did not ask for identification and completed the sale.
During the compliance check enforcement operations, the 3 stores that engaged in the illegal sale of tobacco products to a minor were: Monarch Dunes Golf Course Pro Shop, 1606 Trilogy Parkway, Nipomo; Mike’s Tin Can, 8234 Carrisa Highway, California Valley; and Avila Mercantile and Grocery, 354 Front Street, Avila Beach.