§ 177.04  TOBACCO PRODUCTS, ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES, AND ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE PRODUCTS AND PERSONS UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE.
   (A)   Sale by persons under 18 years of age.  It shall be unlawful for persons under 18 years of age to sell, give, dispense, furnish, or otherwise distribute any tobacco product, electronic cigarette, or alternative nicotine product to any person within the unincorporated areas of the county unless the cash register electronically prompts the cashier to input the purchaser's date of birth.
   (B)   Sale to persons under 21 years of age.  It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, give, dispense, furnish, or otherwise distribute or make available any tobacco product, electronic cigarette, or alternative nicotine product to persons under 21 years of age within the unincorporated areas of this county.
   (C)   Notice required.
      (1)   It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the sale or distribution of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, or alternative nicotine products within the unincorporated areas of Lake County, unless the person prominently displays as part of every display of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, or alternative nicotine products offered for sale the following notice:
   THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES, OR ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE PRODUCTS TO ANY PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF 21 IS PROHIBITED BY LAW.
      (2)   The notice shall be displayed in red letters at least one inch in height on a white background.
   (D)   Vending machines-locking devices.
      (1)   It shall be unlawful for any licensee to sell, or offer for sale, give away, distribute, or deliver any tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, or alternative nicotine products by or through a vending machine, unless the vending machine is equipped with a locking device controlled by the licensee so as to prevent its operation by persons under 21 years of age.
      (2)   Any premises where access by persons under the age of 21 years is prohibited by law, or premises where the public is generally not permitted and where vending machines are strictly for the use of employees of businesses located at the premises, shall be exempt from the vending machine locking device requirements of this section.
(1977 Code, § 2:1-18)  (Ord. [Bd of Health Ord., Art. XVIII] passed 11-14-2000; Ord. 17-0891, passed 9-12-2017; Ord. 20-0312, passed 3-10-2020)  Penalty, see § 177.99