TOPIC : REGULATED SALES
SUBJECT: CIGARETTE LIGHTERS, MATCHES
KEY WORDS: MINORS
CODE: ORD VI-3
AGENCIES: HEALTH, FIRE DEPT
ELEMENTS: “No person shall sell, exchange or distribute cigarette lighters and / or matches to a minor.”
Minor is a person under the age of 18.
Person is a person, employee, retail store manager or owner or operator of any establishment engaged in the sale, exchange, or distribution of cigarette lighters and matches.
A person selling, exchanging or distributing cigarette lighters and / or matches shall request and examine identification from any purchaser suspected of being a minor, and shall positively establish the purchaser’s age as eighteen (18) years or older before allowing the purchase and / or distribution.
Positive ID includes: Mass. driver’s license, birth certificate with picture ID, two other similar forms of identification with one being a picture ID.
PENALTIES: FINE – Not less than $100 for first offense,.
Not less than $200 for second offense.
Not less than $300 for third offense.
ENFORCEMENT: Health and Fire Depts. shall be the enforcing authority of this ordinance.