Tobacco Products: Designated Sale Area

One of the issues related to the sale of tobacco products is that they can be sold at the same point of sale as food, candy, home health products, etc., products perceived as "safe" by children. Whether or not a child is accompanying a family member or near another person purchasing hazardous tobacco products, the purchase of these products is taking place in front of the child. It is proposed that, without restricting the sale of harmful tobacco products to those allowed to purchase them, a separate section must be set aside in stores for the sale of the tobacco products. This closed-off section would have its own cash register (manned or unmanned), and would be designed so that children anywhere in the store could not see the purchase being made. In addition, the only signage allowed would be that which directs the purchaser to the designated location; tobacco product advertising would only be allowed inside of the sales area.

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    Anonymous Nipomo, CaliforniaApr 06, 2015

    That is an interesting idea. It is worth contemplating,

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