Tobacco Compliance Check Retailer Violation Report

Last updated: June 17, 2022

It is against the law to sell ANY tobacco product, including electronic smoking devices (e-cigarettes, vapes, pod-based devices such as JUUL and their e-liquids, and component parts and accessories) to anyone under the age of 21. To comply with federal and Maryland laws, retailers and clerks must post an age-of-sale sign in the store, use a driver’s license or government-issued ID to verify customer age, and refuse to sell tobacco and e-cigarette products to everyone under 21.

The Department of Health partners with local law enforcement to educate tobacco retailers about the law and to conduct underage tobacco sales compliance checks. Underage shoppers, working with the police, visit retailers and attempt to purchase tobacco products. If the retailer asks for ID and refuses the sale, they pass. If the retailer makes the sale to the underage customer, they fail and receive a Tobacco and ENDS Criminal Citation – Criminal Law 10-107. The following retailer(s) failed a compliance check:

Name/Address

Date of Violation

Notes

7 Eleven, 1250 Crain Highway S, Glen Burnie 6/13/22 Clerk did not ask for ID, youth was able to purchase cigarettes
Citgo, 501 Crain Highway, Glen Burnie 6/13/22 Clerk did not ask for ID, youth was able to purchase cigarettes
Exxon, 720 Aquahart Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 6/13/22 Clerk did not ask for ID, youth was able to purchase cigarettes
7 Eleven, 705 Greenway Road SE, Glen Burnie 6/13/22 Clerk did not ask for ID, youth was able to purchase chewing tobacco/dip
Exxon, 1926 West Street, Annapolis 6/13/22 Clerk did not ask for ID, youth was able to purchase JUUL pods. This store now has multiple violations within two years. Reported to ATC.
Exxon, 1000 Forest Drive, Annapolis 6/13/22 Clerk did not ask for ID, youth was able to e-cigarettes
Shell, 2232 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis 6/13/22 Clerk did not ask for ID, youth was able to purchase e-cigarette. This store now has multiple violations within two years. Reported to ATC.
7 Eleven, 611 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis 6/13/22 Clerk did not ask for ID, youth was able to JUUL pods
Sunoco, 502 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park 6/11/22 Clerk did not ask for ID, youth was able to purchase chewing tobacco/dip
Shell, 537 Benfield Road, Severna Park 6/11/22 Clerk did not ask for ID, youth was able to purchase chewing tobacco/dip
Sunoco, 1433 Annapolis Road, Odenton 6/8/22 Clerk did not ask for ID, youth was able to purchase cigarettes
Shell, 1144 Annapolis Road, Odenton 6/8/22 Clerk did not ask for ID, youth was able to purchase cigarettes
7 Eleven, 1350 Odenton Road, Odenton 6/8/22 Clerk did not ask for ID, youth was able to purchase cigarettes
Exxon, 8001 Crain Highway S, Glen Burnie 6/6/22 Clerk did not ask for ID, youth was able to purchase cigarettes
Marathon, 8249 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena 5/9/22 Clerk did not ask for ID, youth was able to purchase cigarettes
BP, 910 West Street, Annapolis 5/9/22 Clerk did not ask for ID, youth was able to purchase cigarettes
Shop N Go, 118 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis 5/9/22 Clerk did not ask for ID, youth was able to purchase cigarettes
Parole Liquors, 2125 Forest Drive, Annapolis 5/9/22 Clerk did not ask for ID, youth was able to purchase dip/chew

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