Vermont cracks down on enforcing new smoking age law

September 09, 2019 09:19 AM

The Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery says it's doing undercover checks to make sure stores are abiding by the state's new law that raised the age to buy tobacco products to 21.     

The NBC station in Burlington reports minors are being employed to try to buy cigarettes and vapes at stores.     

While the minors do their work, a plainclothes agent will be watching.     

Shops and clerks who sell tobacco to underage buyers could face fines and license suspensions.     

The new law went into effect earlier this month.


WNYT Staff

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