Tobacco Compliance Checks Conducted in Cedar Falls
Cedar Falls Police Investigative unit members recently partnered with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverage Division to conduct tobacco compliance checks at area businesses in Cedar Falls. The program is part of the I-PLEDGE initiative. Underage customers, under the supervision of law enforcement officials, entered the establishments and attempted to purchase tobacco, alternative nicotine, or vapor products. Compliance checks were completed at 38 different businesses in Cedar Falls which resulted in seven violations. Criminal penalties for selling tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products to a minor include a $135 fine for a first offense.