Juvenile Unit Conducts Checks for Underage Tobacco Sales

Members of the Juvenile Unit teamed up on Friday (3/15) for an enforcement sweep targeting the sale of tobacco to minors, with a focus on liquid nicotine. The operation included compliance checks on ten (10) commercial establishments licensed to sell tobacco products throughout Charlotte County. All ten of the establishments checked were in compliance.

Commercial establishments checked that DID NOT tobacco (liquid nicotine) to a minor:

Freestyle Vape Shop 1441 Tamiami Trail Suite 905
Thank You For Not Smoking 2090 Torrence Street
The Vapor Store 1825 Tamiami Trail, Suite A5
The King of Vape, 2231 Tamiami Trail, Suite 1A
RSQ Vapors, 2300 Tamiami Trail
The Port Charlotte Vape, 3315 Harbor Blvd Unit D
Payless Smoke Shop, 3769 Unit A
City Vapor, 4860 Tamiami Trail
RaceTrac, 4968 Tamiami Trail
Rising Vapors, 3860 N. Tamiami Trail
*all addresses are in Port Charlotte.

The goal of these enforcement sweeps is to curb the illegal sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors, and encourage proper checks of identification. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office will continue to work constructively with retail establishments where violations occur to ensure that employees are educated regarding Florida law. Sheriff Bill Prummell urges all individuals to report the illegal sale of alcohol and tobacco to law enforcement.

Report violations to the Sheriff’s Office at (941) 639-2101.

Katie Heck
Public Information Officer
Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office

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