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PLATTSMOUTH – A recent program in Plattsmouth received a perfect score, much to the delight of health and law enforcement officials.

A tobacco compliance check on various businesses that was overseen by the Tobacco Education and Advocacy of the Midlands, or T.E.A.M., with assistance from the Plattsmouth Police Department ended up with a 100 percent compliance outcome.

This is the first time for such an outcome since 2013.

None of the eight retail businesses that were checked sold tobacco products to a minor during February.

T.E.A.M. with the Plattsmouth Police Department check tobacco license holders on a regular basis. Youth volunteers assist with these checks, using their own identification and making no attempt to appear older than the legal purchase age.

“I am pleased with the results of the recent tobacco compliance checks that were conducted in Plattsmouth,” added Plattsmouth Police Officer Leroy Lewis. “It goes to show that businesses do care about the illegal selling of tobacco to under age juveniles, and the 100 percent success rate this year proves just that.”

Tobacco Education and Advocacy of the Midlands is a coalition of health-related organizations, educational and community groups, and individuals. Its mission is to educate and advocate for healthy tobacco-free communities.

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