News

Eight Renton retailers sold tobacco to minors this year

Eight Renton retailers were among the 92 retailers in King County that sold tobacco products to minors Jan. 1-Dec. 5, an illegal sales rate of more than 8 percent, according to Public Health - Seattle and King County.

The eight retailers are: Sunset Smoke, 2822 N.E. Sunset Blvd.; Chevron station, 1419 N. 30th St.; the 7-Eleven store, 404 Sunset Blvd. N.; Tienda Mi Familia, 206 Wells Ave. S.; 7-Eleven store, 17615 108th Ave. S.E.; Highlands Food Mart, 1190 N.E. Sunset Blvd.; Kennydale Fuel, 1616 N.E. 30th St., and Safeway Fuel, 4300 N.E. 4th St.

The increase reflects a drop from the 12 percent rate in 2011, but elevated from the 6 percent average from 2006-2010. Statewide, tobacco sales to minors are at a 10-year high at 16 percent.

In Washington state, selling tobacco to a minor is prohibited by law, with a $100 fine and tobacco education for the retailer and a $50 fine for the clerk making the sale.

EMAIL NEWSLETTERS

Latest news, top stories, and community events,
delivered to your inbox.

Trending Stories Nov 17 - Nov 24

  • Renton Reporter

  • Western Washington

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the Nov 21
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates