HEALTH AND SAFETY
PREVENTION OF MINORS’ ACCESS TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS OR ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES
39-5706. Vendor-assisted sales. (1) It shall be unlawful to sell or distribute tobacco products or electronic smoking devices by any means other than vendor-assisted sales where the customer has no access to the product except through the assistance of the seller.
(2) On and after January 1, 2020, it shall be unlawful to sell or distribute tobacco products or electronic smoking devices from vending machines or self-service displays.
(3) Stores with tobacco products or electronic smoking devices comprising at least seventy-five percent (75%) of total merchandise are exempt from requiring vendor-assisted sales, if minors are not allowed in the store and such prohibition is posted clearly on all entrance doors.
[39-5706, added 1998, ch. 418, sec. 2, p. 1319; am. 2012, ch. 39, sec. 4, p. 120; am. 2020, ch. 318, sec. 6, p. 909.]