Mount Kisco Cracks Down on Underage Sale of Nicotine Products
September 24th, 2018
At the request of Mount Kisco Village officials, the Westchester County Police Department, in cooperation with the Westchester County Department of Health, conducted compliance checks at two business locations on Main Street.
As part of the operation, a youth presented a driver’s license showing they were not of legal age to purchase a nicotine-based product.
At Smoking King of Mount Kisco, 32 Main Street, the clerk proceeded with the sale allowing the underage purchase. Appearance tickets were issued to the owner and clerk for violation of Westchester County Health Code which prohibits the sale of a nicotine product to a person under the age of 21.
Kisco Vapors at 145 Main Street passed the compliance check by not selling to the minor.
“Let this serve as notice to all businesses who sell nicotine-based products that the Village of Mount Kisco takes seriously the need to protect the health and safety of our children. Compliance checks will continue, violations will be issued and business will ultimately be shut down if they do not comply with the law,” said Mayor Gina Picinich.
Village Manager, Edward Brancati, shared that, “We continue to work with the Westchester County Police and the Department of Health to ensure the safety of all of our residents and strengthen public health.”
If you are aware of specific violations, please contact the Westchester County Department of Health at (914) 813-5000.