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(a) No person under twenty one (21) years of age shall buy any e-cigarette, alternative nicotine product, cigar, cigarette, smokeless tobacco or tobacco in any of its forms. No person shall sell, buy for, distribute samples of or furnish any e-cigarette, alternative nicotine product, cigar, cigarette, smokeless tobacco or tobacco in any of its forms, to any person under twenty one (21) years of age. (Ord. 0-16-38, 12-19-2016)
(b) For the purpose of this section, "smokeless tobacco" means any finely cut, ground, powdered, or leaf tobacco that is intended to be placed in the oral cavity.
(c) For the purpose of this section, "e-cigarette" means any electronic device designed to deliver nicotine, other chemicals, flavors, and/or any liquid product composed either in whole or part of nicotine, propylene glycol and/or other similar substances by converting the nicotine, other chemicals, flavors, and/or liquid product into an aerosol, gas or vapor that is inhaled, ingested, absorbed, vaped, snorted, sniffed, used or consumed by the user, which simulates cigarette smoking and in operation causes the user to exhale any smoke, vapor, other substance other than those produced by unenhanced human exhalation. The electronic device usually consists of a mouthpiece, a heating element or atomizer, a battery, and electronic circuits that provide an aerosol, gas or vapor derived from nicotine, other chemicals, and/or flavors. This definition includes such devices, regardless of the details of the product appearance or marketed name, generally manufactured to resemble cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, pipes, hookahs, or other smoking devices.
(d) For the purposes of this section, "alternative nicotine product" means a product or device not consisting of or containing tobacco that provides for the ingestion into the body of nicotine, whether by chewing, smoking, absorbing, dissolving, inhaling, snorting, sniffing, or by any other means. "Alternative nicotine product" excludes cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, or other tobacco products as these terms are defined in this chapter and any product approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration as a nontobacco product for sale as a tobacco cessation product, as a tobacco dependence product, or for other medical purposes, and is being marketed and sold solely for that approved purpose. (Ord. 0-14-24, 11-3-2014)