Counties across the state continue to use the Wisconsin Wins Program to try and keep tobacco and vape products out of the hands of minors. The program, through the state Department of Health Services, works with youth investigators to do compliance checks on retailers, in an effort to keep them from selling tobacco or nicotine products to those under age. The program also works with the Wisconsin Tobacco Check website, where retail employees can access free training and study guides. Portage County Public Health intern Chelsi Knorr says the compliance rate in her county this year is 83.8 percent, compared to 91.3 percent last year. The compliance rate for retailers in other area counties include: Waupaca County 88.6 %, Winnebago County 95.7 %, Waushara County 89.7 %, and Wood County 76.6%.