Federal law requires all states that receive Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant funds to conduct an annual "survey" for tobacco retailers to determine the percentage of retailers who would sell cigarettes to people under the age of 18. These surveys involve under-age persons attempting to purchase cigarettes. If a state's illegal sales rate is higher than 20%, the state stands to lose 40% of its block grant funds. This would be $22,200,000 for Michigan.
Visit Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for resources and current data reports