Wal-Mart makes changes regarding selling tobacco

Tuesday, September 30th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Bentonville, Arkansas-AP) -- Minors may soon find it more difficult to purchase tobacco products at Wal-Mart stores.

Wal-Mart has agreed to make changes in Oklahoma and 43 other states to help reduce tobacco use.

Wal-Mart will hire a company to conduct random checks in stores to help prevent the sale of tobacco to minors. The company will also train employees about state and local laws regarding tobacco and check the age of anyone buying tobacco who appears to be younger than 27.

The Arkansas-based company will also prohibit the sale of smoking paraphernalia to minors.