Tobacco sellers pay the penalty
shop owners and an additional two members of staff were issued with fixed penalty notices.
Councillor Tom Cook, Spokesperson for Improving Community Safety, said: “This initiative highlights the Council’s commitment to protecting the health and welfare of children and young people in East Ayrshire. It should serve as a warning to those who are involved in selling tobacco products to remain vigilant.
“Due to the extensive educating of tobacco retailers by Trading Standards staff over the past few years, there is no longer any excuse for retailers making illegal sales of tobacco. Any retailers and their employees who are found to sell tobacco products to