Shop in Northamptonshire sells e-cigarettes to underage girl

Shop in Northamptonshire sells e-cigarettes to underage girl
A shop in Northamptonshire sold an e-cigarette to a 16-year-old girl without asking for ID and is being investigated.

This shop in Northwestern Northamptonshire sold an e-cigarette to a 16-year-old without requesting identification. (Source: Getty)

A store in Northamptonshire, UK is currently under investigation for selling an electronic cigarette to a 16-year-old girl during a sting operation carried out by the Northamptonshire County Council (WNC). The store is the only one that did not request the girl's identification before selling her a restricted product.

The trade standards in WNC were tested at stores where complaints were made about the sale of goods to minors. In August, two 16-year-old girls, under the supervision of trade standard officials, visited thirteen stores in Daventry and Northampton in an attempt to purchase electronic cigarettes and tobacco.

Out of the 13 stores visited by these girls, only one did not request their identification and refused to sell to them when they were unable to provide any. WNC stated that the unnamed store will now face further investigation.


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