6 Norwalk Stores Sold Tobacco, Vaping Products To Minors, Police Say


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6 Norwalk Stores Sold Tobacco, Vaping Products To Minors, Police Say
6 Norwalk Stores Sold Tobacco, Vaping Products To Minors, Police Say

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NORWALK, CT — Six businesses in Norwalk are accused of selling tobacco and vaping products to minors following a recent police investigation.

In a news release, Police Lt. Tomasz Podgorski said officers assigned to the department’s Special Services Division were investigating the illegal sale of tobacco and vaping products to minors at vape shops and other stores in Norwalk on Monday.

According to Podgorski, investigators performed spot checks at seven establishments and found only one in compliance with regulations.

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State infractions with fines were issued to violators at the other six locations charging them with illegal sale of nicotine/tobacco to a minor. The fine for a first time offense is $300, while a second offense carries a $750 fine, Podgorski said.

Infractions were issued to accused violators at the following businesses in Norwalk, according to Podgorski:

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1. AAA Smokeshop: 168 Main Street
Violations: Sale of Nicotine/Tobacco to Minor and Second Sale of Nicotine/Tobacco to Minor

2. Smokey Bear SoNo: 43 North Main Street
Violation: Sale of Nicotine/Tobacco to Minor

3. Exxon Gas Station: 452 Westport Avenue
Violations: Sale of Nicotine/Tobacco to Minor and Second Sale of Nicotine/Tobacco to Minor

4. Mohegan Smoke Shop: 84 North Main Street
Violation: Sale of Nicotine/Tobacco to Minor

5. Mohegan Smoke Shop: 6 Belden Avenue
Violation: Sale of Nicotine/Tobacco to Minor

6. Smokehouse One: 108 Connecticut Avenue
Violations: Sale of Nicotine/Tobacco to Minor and Second Sale of Nicotine/Tobacco to Minor


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