State officials say tobacco sales to minors in Wisconsin are at record low levels. A new report out from the State Department of Health and Family Services shows a dramatic drop in the number of Wisconsin retailers who are caught selling tobacco products to minors. DHFS spokeswoman Eva Robelia says under 6% of retailers sold to minors in a recent study, compared to almost 33% just five years ago. Robelia says the higher compliance rate shows the word is getting out that retailers need to help keep tobacco out of the hands of kids. Robelia says keeping tobacco from being sold to teens has a very positive impact on the health of Wisconsin, because limiting their access to tobacco now prevents them from picking up smoking later.
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