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The DC Code: § 7-1731 Distribution of free cigarettes prohibited; penalty.

Index7 Human Health Care and Safety. (Refs & Annos)
a
No person, agent, or employee of any person shall, in the course of doing business, distribute any free cigarettes or other tobacco product to any person on any public street, public sidewalk, public park, playground, in a public building, other public property, or private property open to the public, except that free cigarettes or other tobacco products may be distributed at a tobacco store, a convention, or a conference catering to adults.
b
Any person who violates subsection (a) of this section shall, upon conviction, be fined not less than $250 for each violation.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 6-920.1. Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90-day) requirement that certain manufacturers establish a reserve fund, see §§ 2 and 3 of the Tobacco Settlement Model Emergency Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-109, June 30, 1999, 46 DCR 5769). For temporary (90-day) requirement that certain manufacturers establish a reserve fund, see §§ 2 and 3 of the Tobacco Settlement Model Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-139, September 28, 1999, 46 DCR 7963). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 8-262, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 7-1703.02. DC CODE § 7-1731 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(May 2, 1991, D.C. Law 8-262, § 5, 37 DCR 8434.)