[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of East Haddam 12-30-1998. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is intended to prohibit the sale of self-service cigarettes and other tobacco products in establishments open to children under the age of 18. This chapter will require customers to ask the assistance of a store clerk to obtain possession of tobacco products, thereby inhibiting theft of product by minors.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any place of business open to the public, including children 17 years and younger.
- Any product available to or within the reach of customers of an establishment without the assistance of a store employee.
- TOBACCO PRODUCTS
- Any products containing tobacco and shall include, but not be limited to, cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, tiparillos, and chewing tobacco.
No East Haddam establishment shall offer self-service tobacco products for consumption by the public after the effective date of this chapter.
The owner of an establishment which violates this chapter shall be fined not more than $250.