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The STAKE Act B & P Code 22950-22963 ( Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement Act) u Statewide law that prohibits the sale or provision of tobacco products.

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1 The STAKE Act B & P Code ( Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement Act) u Statewide law that prohibits the sale or provision of tobacco products to minors; u Is enforced by DHS Food and Drug Branch; u Civil penalty - $200 - $6,000 - for store owners; u Requires retailers to check ID & post STAKE sign at each point of sale; u Establishes the ASK-4-ID complaint line; and u Prohibits illegal sales of tobacco to minors made over the phone, through the mail, or via the internet

2 Penal Code 308 (a) u Statewide law that prohibits tobacco sales to minors; u Is enforced by local law enforcement agencies; u Misdemeanor/civil action: Fine for selling tobacco to a minor: $200 - $1,000; Both clerks and storeowners can be fined; u Fine for failing to post the STAKE age-of-sale warning sign: $10 first offense, $50 thereafter; and u Requires that clerks ask for the identification of anyone trying to buy tobacco who appears to be under the age of 18.

3 Statewide Youth Purchase Survey u Is a Scientific Statewide Survey u Required By the Federal Synar Amendment –To Monitor Retailer Compliance With California’s STAKE Act u Is Conducted Annually by SDSU Behavioral Health Institute u The 2003 Illegal Sales Rate Is 12.2%

4 Youth Purchase Surveys (YPS) u YPS’s are conducted by local tobacco control projects; u A total of 34 LLA’s currently have YPS’s in their Scopes of Work; u YPS data can help educate the community, motivate key policymakers, & aid local law enforcement

5 Related Web Sites u Full text of STAKE Act & PC 308 –http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html u Strategic Tobacco Retail Effort (STORE) –http://www.tecc.org/store/ u California Friday Night Live Partnership –http://www.fridaynightlive.org


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