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New Tobacco Proposal Targets Minors

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The D.C. City Council has voted to support a bill that would penalize minors caught with tobacco products.

It's already illegal to sell tobacco to anyone younger than age 18. The new proposal would make it illegal for a minor to buy or "possess" cigarettes or other tobacco products. Anyone who breaks the new law would face a fine of up to $50, and if a minor uses a fake ID card to buy tobacco products, they could be charged with a misdemeanor and fined up to $300.

The bill also requires store owners to ID anyone buying cigarettes who looks 27 or younger. Another provision allows owners to put up no-smoking signs, but violators would not be fined.

The bill must pass a second council vote before it goes to the mayor.

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