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The federal government passed a program that makes sure businesses don't sell tobacco products to minors.

It looks like Georgia is passing with Flying colors.

Five years ago, the feds passed the Synar Amendment which requires states to enforce laws prohibiting the sale and distribution of cigarettes and other tobacco products.

We spoke to one Lee County store clerk who goes above and beyond to make sure minors aren't buying tobacco products illegally.

"If customers look younger than 35, I check their I.D.," said A&J store clerk, Lyla Ross.

A new state study shows Georgia retailers are six percent below the national retailer violation rate limit allowed by the federal government.