Tobacco License in Jeopardy

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Tobacco License in Jeopardy

08/19/2002
HYANNIS, Mass. -- After four violations of the city's tobacco sales laws, a Hyannis Mobil On the Run operator is in jeopardy of losing his tobacco license.

The board of health issued the retailer an ultimatum: either meet three conditions this week or clear the smokes off the shelves, according to The Barnstable Patriot.

The conditions are: the presentation of a detailed training program for employees, up-to-date employee signature forms and installation of a cash register or computer program that requires entering a purchaser's date of birth, without the ability to override the function.

The board's demands are based on four cases of documented sales to undercover, under-18 buyers, over the course of a year. The charges have not been disputed by the store's owner, Brian Perry, the report said.

If the sales suspension has been imposed, it will remain in effect until the three conditions are met.