The MDC has teamed with the SADD Chapter of Fulton High School to facilitate a Tobacco Compliance Check. Students under the age of 18 will attempt to purchase tobacco products from retail establishments throughout Knox County. The students will then report to the MDC if the store clerk asked for Identification and verified the age before allowing the sale. We are hopeful that all Knox County retailers are in compliance; however, MDC plans to provide education on the importance of verifying age before selling tobacco.
It is illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 18 in the state of Tennessee.