The Blue Island Police Department is proud to announce that the City’s tobacco retailers were in 100% compliance during a recent tobacco enforcement campaign. The Police Department, under close supervision of Detectives, sent covert minors into tobacco selling establishments and the minors attempted to purchase tobacco products. Every establishment licensed to sell over the counter tobacco products was targeted. Every business declined to sell the tobacco products to minors.
The Police Department’s tobacco enforcement program is funded by a grant from the Illinois Liquor Control Commission and encompasses both education and enforcement. Research indicates that the majority of adolescent smokers report having purchased their own cigarettes despite the existence of legislation forbidding this. The City of Blue Island is proud of its business community’s commitment to protect minors from the dangers of tobacco products.