Teen smoking down in Southwest Georgia

Multiple "We Card" signs display in area convenience stores

The substance abuse and mental health services administration reports tobacco sales to minors are low.

Tobacco sales to minors under 18-years-old are under 10 percent - the best rate in 12 years. South Georgia convenience stores have procedures in place to prevent tobacco products from getting into the hands of minors.

"We have two simple steps. One is no ID, no sale. The other is if we see you transfer money to someone to purchase cigarettes, we refuse that sale." says Steve Fingal, manager of Flash Foods.

For the third year in a row all 50 states and Washington D.C. are in compliance with federal regulations reducing the access minors have to buy tobacco.

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