[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of North Branford 11-20-2001 by Ord. No. 225. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to regulate the sale of cigarettes, tobacco or smokeless tobacco products from vending machines to persons under the age of 21 years.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ADULT ESTABLISHMENT
- An establishment that sells "alcoholic liquor" or "alcoholic beverage" as defined in the Connecticut General Statutes, § 30-1, as the same may be amended from time to time, and includes the four varieties of liquor defined in Subdivisions (2), (5), (18), and (19) of the Connecticut General Statutes, § 30-1 (alcohol, beer, spirits and wine), and every liquid or solid containing alcohol.
- RESTRICTED TOBACCO VENDING MACHINE
- A machine used for dispensing of packaged cigarettes, which automatically deactivates after each individual sale, cannot be left operable after a sale and requires, prior to each individual sale, a face-to-face interaction or display of identification between an employee of the area, facility or business where such machine is located and the purchaser.
- TOBACCO VENDING MACHINE
- A machine used for the purpose of automatically merchandising packaged cigarettes, tobacco or smokeless tobacco products after the proper amount of payment by the purchaser.
No tobacco vending machine shall be permitted for use within the territorial limits of the Town of North Branford except for restricted tobacco vending machines. These machines shall be allowed only in adult establishments.
Pursuant to § 51-164p of the Connecticut General Statutes, any business, firm or individual who violates this chapter shall commit an infraction and shall be fined therefor not less than $35 or in excess of $90 for each offense. Each day or part thereof in which any violation of this chapter shall occur or continue shall be deemed a separate offense.