Teens still buying tobacco? Time for Counter Strike!
It’s illegal for kids under 18 to buy tobacco. Yet tobacco companies still make money from them, because some stores sell it. When teens have easier access to tobacco, more of them will get addicted. Counter Strike is doing something about it! Along with a special investigator, teens enter a store and try to buy tobacco. If the clerk sells it to them, they may be given a citation and fined $300. The business may also be fined up to $1000. If the clerk refuses to sell, they are notified of the inspection and thanked for keeping tobacco away from teens.
Counter Strike is a partnership of STAND and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.
There are many ways to take a STAND in your community. Some teens have joined Counter Strike, a program run by STAND in partnership with the Arizona AG's office. Counter Strike makes sure retail stores selling tobacco don't sell it to teens under 18.Take A Stand