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SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.
Police in the town of South Whitehall Township, Pa., are going on the offensive to catch retailers in the act of selling tobacco products to minors.
According to the Morning (Allentown, Pa.) Call, South Whitehall Township police will conduct sting programs for the next four months in an effort to curtail the use of tobacco by minors.
The Underage Tobacco Sales Enforcement Initiative will continue through June, police said. As part of the initiative, police will use underage youths who are followed by police officers.
Violators can be charged with a summary violation and might have to pay a fine as high as $300.