Associated Press Published

W.Va. Checks Tobacco Sales to Minors


West Virginia officials say retailers continue to ensure they’re not selling tobacco to minors.

An annual statewide survey indicates that 87.8 percent of retailers inspected did not sell tobacco products to youth under the age of 18 during 2014.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources says it’s the 15th consecutive year in which West Virginia has been in compliance with federal requirements that limit retail sales of tobacco to minor youth.

Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities Commissioner Vickie Jones applauded retailers and employees for their efforts to prevent tobacco sales to minors.