Did you know that it’s the Law?
Federal law prohibits the sale or gift of all tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21, and there are associated fines. This includes cigarettes, chewing tobacco, cigars, e-cigarettes, e-liquid, and loose tobacco.
Retailers and employees face big penalties for breaking the law, in addition, any adult (including parents, guardians, and family members), can face these same fines for breaking the law. This would be considered contributing to the delinquency of a minor (State Statute 948.40).
- Up to $500 if there are no prior violations in the past year
- $200 – $500 if there has been a previous violation within the past year
- If a citation is issued to a retailer, a citation may also be issued to the clerk
This information provided is from: The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and https://www.witobaccocheck.org/Content/pdf/thelaw_StudyGuide.pdf
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