Agents with the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) hit the streets across the state during the 2015 New Year celebrations, working to keep alcohol and tobacco products out of the hands of minors.
Last New Year’s stats: 116 checks / 27 sales = 77% compliance rate
This New Year’s stats: 234 checks/33 sales = 86% compliance rate
ATC agents spent the night and early morning of December 31 and January 1 conducting underage compliance checks of businesses throughout the state. This included restaurants, bars, nightclubs, hotels and convenience and grocery stores.
Throughout 2014, the Agency has set a new standard for compliance checks, not only increasing the number of checks during special events like Mardi Gras and New Year’s Eve, but also many special events where alcohol is served.
“ATC looks to continue its hard work in 2015 and further the Agency’s mission to promote responsible business practices and prevent access of alcohol and tobacco to minors,” said Commissioner Hebert. “Nothing good comes out of selling or serving alcohol and tobacco to a minor."
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