By Suzanne Monaghan
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Retailers will now get a fine if they are caught selling e-cigarettes to minors in Philadelphia.
In April, Mayor Michael Nutter made it illegal to sell e-cigarettes to people under age 18.
Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. James Buehler says since then, retailers have received a warning for not enforcing the law.
“What’s different now is that we are going to move forward and fully put into place the legislation and we will be issuing citations including a fine to those retailers who are not in compliance with this new legislation,” Dr. Buehler said.
That fine is $250.
“They have to not sell, they have to ask for ID’s with a young client and they need to post the regulation. Violation of any one of those could result in a fine,” Dr. Buehler said.
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health will continue to do compliance checks and violations can also be reported at smokefreephilly.org.
You may also be interested in:
- How Millennials Are Driving Changes For Retail Stores
- Professors Using DNA To Bridge Racial Divide, Focus On Our Similarities
- Police In NJ Community Seek Suspect After String Of Lewd Act Incidents
- ‘Day Without A Woman’ Protests Scheduled For March
- Philly Judge Upholds Controller’s Right To Question Spending