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Bass Coast Shire Council is pleased to see local businesses doing the right thing, with fantastic results following recent tobacco test purchasing.
A total of 22 outlets from across the municipality that sell cigarettes were visited during the program, with no sales made to a minor.
This included visits to six outlets who had previously sold tobacco to a minor in the previous 12 months.
Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Jordan Crugnale, said the State Government is committed to reducing smoking rates amongst all Victorians and a key component of this strategy is to reduce the availability of cigarettes to young people.
“Council’s Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan also seeks to reduce the impact of smoking within our community,” Cr Crugnale said.
“It is currently illegal to sell tobacco products to people under the age of 18 ...Read more from this release