The percentage of places that are selling tobacco to minors in the state is the highest in a decade.
A survey around Wisconsin found that 7.7 percent of retailers sold to a minor. That’s up a half-percent from last year.
Lynnsey Erickson is the tobacco prevention officer for Winnebago County. She says there’s a big trend in flavored cigars and e-cigarettes, and they’re getting kids hooked.
Erickson says the failure rate for stores in Winnebago County is similar to the statewide numbers. So far this year, 7.2 percent have sold to minors. That’s up from seven percent last year.