Reward Reminder Visits

Program Description

Reward Reminder Visits (RRVs) is a prevention program designed to reduce the number of retailers who sell tobacco to youth under the age of eighteen.  When covered by the media, RRVs also reduce the perceived availability of tobacco and promote (comparatively) healthy community norms about its sale and use.

During an RRV teams of adults and underage youth visit retail establishments where tobacco is sold, and the youth attempt to purchase tobacco.  Retailers who sell receive a reminder of the potential legal consequences of their action.  They are also encouraged to ID youth before completing future sales.  Retailers who do not sell are entered into a quarterly drawing for a gift card.  The winner and all legally compliant tobacco retailers are publicly recognized through local media.

WMPN’s Role

WMPN schedules RRVs and recruits youth volunteers.  WMPN also arranges media coverage of the results.

Additional Information

If your child would like to serve as an RRV youth volunteer, please see the documents below to learn more.

          Frequently Asked Questions
          Code of Conduct Agreement

          Consent for Youth Participation and Travel