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Penalties for Selling Tobacco / Vape to a Minor are Increasing

For the business owners who do get caught and penalized, you will be cited and fined. And it's not just you, but your employee as well. For example, in states like California, the person selling tobacco to a minor is cited for a misdemeanor and pays the fine, while the owner may also be cited for the same infraction. After the third violation, there may be additional penalties imposed, including increased fines, and even suspension or revocation of your tobacco sales license. The FDA calls this a "no-tobacco-sale order" (NTSO), and it can be devastating for your business.  View the...

Frequently Asked Questions About Underage Alcohol Sales

There are no "oops" moments when selling alcohol to a minor... If your a business that sells alcohol, one of the largest risks you face, is the penalties for selling alcohol to minors. Below are a list of answers to the big underage-alcohol sale questions. Is it a felony to sell alcohol to a minor? In the large majority if circumstances you'll face misdemeanor charges. However, there are certain states and circumstances where you could face felony charges. Is selling alcohol to a minor a misdemeanor? The majority of states punish as a misdemeanor. In most cases this means you...