Washington State Teen-Smoking Ordinance Is Ruled Constitutional

Washington State Teen-Smoking Ordinance Is Ruled Constitutional

SEATTLE - A Washington appellate court has affirmed the constitutionality of a state law under which a Walgreen's clerk was fined $100 for selling tobacco to a minor, saying in a Nov. 12 opinion that the fine is not a criminal conviction that would implicate the plaintiff's right to trial (John F. Klinkert v. Washington State Liquor Control Board, No. 69359-0-I, Wash. App., Div. 1; 2013 Wash. App. LEXIS 2637).

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