Report: 17 percent of Washington tobacco retailers sold illegally to youths

More than 17 percent of Washington’s tobacco retailers illegally sold tobacco to minors in 2015, according to the annual federal report.

If the rate exceeds 20 percent, the state could lose some federal funding. State agencies are convening to review retailer compliance issues statewide and to recommend outreach and education activities to address the problem within current budget parameters.

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