Frederick’s Tobacco Merchant Sales Compliance Check

The effort was conducted between July 2022 and September 2022.

FREDERICK, MD. (LG) The Frederick County Health Department compliance checks, which were conducted between July and September of 2022, found 5 local businesses sold tobacco products to underage customers.

Civil citations were issued to those who did not pass for non-compliance with state law, officials said.

The Merchant Sales Compliance Initiative of the Health Department conducts random checks of local businesses to reduce minors’ access to alcohol and tobacco..

In Frederick County, underage individuals assist in the execution of both alcohol and tobacco merchant compliance checks.

By Loretta Gaines