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State reaches its highest compliance rate for youth tobacco sales

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It is harder than ever for underage youth to illegally buy cigarettes in Minnesota, according to the 2012 federal fiscal year Synar annual report. The 97.6 percent compliance rate is Minnesota's highest on record.


Every year the Minnesota Department of Human Services conducts random inspections of licensed tobacco retailers in Minnesota as part of a national program to check compliance with tobacco age of sale laws.

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