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Philadelphia City Council Approves Measure Requiring Stores Selling Tobacco To Get A Permit

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Shops that sell tobacco in Philadelphia will soon have to fork over $50 for a permit.

The city’s Health Department was frustrated that there is no precise list of all the stores that sell tobacco products in the city, a frustration shared by City Council members like Marion Tasco.

“We’ve had problems with these small stores, neighborhood stores selling loose cigarettes and tobacco to young people. And we’re not able to identify the stores that do sell tobacco,” said Tasco.

Now Council has given final approval to a measure authored by the Health Department which requires all stores selling tobacco to obtain a permit for a $50 fee.

Council last year boosted fines for any such stores that sell cigarettes to minors.

Reported By Mike Dunn, KYW Newsradio

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  1. Bill H says:

    Just another excuse to get more money for the city. Where does it end? The city recklessly spends and gives it away in raises, drop, superintendants, etc. Nutter will tax and require permits for the air you breathe if he could! This is just the beginning.

  2. kelprod says:

    More governmental constraints to do business. Government has absolutely destroyed our once proud & thriving free market economy.

  3. state engineer says:

    Maybe if the city requires a permit for smokes, soda, chips, and diapers they can balance the school budget. go a head and put that in nutter head..and maybe we can taxes the air too……

  4. grumpy says:

    If the cities and states were to load taxes onto beer/alcohol as they have been doing with cigarettes, there would be no budget problems anywhere!

  5. Charlie says:

    Maybe if the city requires a permit for smokes, soda, chips, and diapers they can balance the school budget. And yes, I’m joking.

    1. ZZbar says:

      Sometimes jokes come true.

    2. Zzbar says:

      Sometime jokes come true

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