St. Marys, PA – The Get-Go Store along Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys reportedly sold a pack of Newport cigarettes to a minor recently.

Police have cited the store for the sale of tobacco to someone under 18. Retailers who break this law can be fined between $100 and $500 for a first offense, $500 to $1,000 for a second offense, $1,000 to $3,000 for a third offense, and $3,000 to $5,000 for subsequent offenses.

The best way of staying smoke free is to not start smoking in the first place. However, if you are a smoker and need help quitting, many doctors offices and hospitals provide free support groups, including Penn Highlands.

You can stop by the hospital for more information and a guide to stop smoking for good.

Get help to stop smoking or staying smoke free. The Smoking Cessation Support Group at Penn Highlands DuBois is meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20, at The Lung Center at PH DuBois West.

This meeting is always the fourth Tuesday of every month and provides free support for those who smoke and want to quit and for those who quit and want to stay smoke-free.

Facilitators will share information and answer questions. Men and women who attend can support one another. Hearing from those who are facing similar problems can often help others overcome their own hurdles.

For more information, call The Lung Center at 375-3770.

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