4.64.010   Intent.
   (a)   This chapter is adopted to:
   (1)   Ensure compliance with the business standards and practices of the county;
   (2)   Encourage responsible retailing of tobacco products;
   (3)   Discourage violations of laws related to tobacco products, especially those that prohibit or discourage the sale or distribution of tobacco products to individuals under twenty- one;
   (4)   Respond to a new wave of addiction to electronic cigarette products;
   (5)   Reduce vulnerability to unexplained illnesses associated with electronic cigarette products; and
   (6)   Protect the public health and welfare.
   (b)   This chapter does not expand or reduce the degree to which the acts regulated by federal or state law are criminally proscribed or alter the penalties provided by such laws.
(Ord. 5502 § 2 (part), 2020: Ord. 5418 § 2 (part), 2017)