The ABC has the truly remarkable news that:
Almost half of Canberra businesses inspected have been caught selling cigarettes to children.
As RiotACT is amongst the we suspect large group of Canberra businesses that don’t even sell cigarettes our minds boggle as to which software consultancies and hairdressers are moonlighting in the ciggie trade.
Sadly it seems the Government tactic of recruiting teenagers to try and entrap store owners is working beyond expectation:
“The use of underage purchase assistants is common practice in a number of other jurisdictions around the country,” he said.
“It’s the first time it’s been used here in the ACT and it’s already proving its worth by catching out a significant number of retailers.”