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(A) Positive identification required - No person engaged in tobacco retailing shall sell or transfer a tobacco product or tobacco paraphernalia to another person who appears to be under the age of 27 years without first examining the identification of the recipient to confirm that the recipient is at least the minimum age under State law to purchase and possess the tobacco product or tobacco paraphernalia.
(B) Minimum clerk age - No person who is younger than the minimum age established by State law for the purchase or possession of tobacco products shall engage in tobacco retailing.
(C) Self-service displays prohibited - Tobacco retailing by means of a self-service display is prohibited.
(D) Display of tobacco products without a permit - A tobacco retailer or proprietor without a valid tobacco retailer permit, including, a person whose license has been suspended or revoked, shall keep all tobacco products out of public view. Advertisements relating to tobacco products or tobacco paraphernalia that promote the sale or distribution of such products from the tobacco retailer’s location or that could lead a reasonable consumer to believe that such products can be obtained at that location shall not be displayed.
(E) On-site sales - All sales of tobacco products shall be conducted in-person at the permitted location. It shall be a violation of this article for any tobacco retailer or any of the tobacco retailer’s agents or employees to deliver tobacco products or to knowingly or recklessly sell tobacco products to any person that intends to deliver the tobacco product. For purposes of this subsection (E), DELIVER means the commercial transfer of tobacco products to a person at a location not permitted pursuant to this article.
(Ord. No. 2854, 2973)