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Underage tobacco sales jump again

More minors were able to buy tobacco products again last year in northeast Wisconsin.

It's the second straight year that anti-smoking advocates saw an increase, when they sent underage teens into stores to see if they could buy cigarettes and other products.

Anna Carpenter of re:TH!NK in Winnebago County says they haven't been able to check as many retailers because of state budget cuts. She says some apparently don't care as much, because they know they aren't being watched closely.

In northeast Wisconsin, 18 percent of stores sold tobacco products to minors. That's up from over 14 percent in 2012, and 11 percent in 2011.

posted : January, 28th by WHBY

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