New Report Shows E-cigarettes Account for Highest Percentage of Tobacco Product Sales to Minors

According to a new report from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Kentucky retail sales of tobacco products to minors are on the decline. The 2019 Annual Synar Inspection of Kentucky retail tobacco outlets showed 90.3 percent of retailers complied with the law barring tobacco and electronic nicotine device sales to anyone under the age of 18. Tobacco products included in the survey are cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, and e-cigarettes. Of the three product categories, e-cigarettes had the highest percentage of violations at 14.3 percent, followed by 10.6 percent for smokeless tobacco and 8 percent for cigarettes.

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