Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–1721.04. Self-service sale of tobacco.

(a) No person shall sell or distribute tobacco products, except cigars, through a self-service display.

(b) Subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to:

(1) Vending machines that are permitted under § 47-2404(b)(3); or

(2) Self-service displays that are located in a tobacco specialty store.

(c) Any person who violates subsection (a) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than $500 nor less than $100, imprisoned not more than 30 days, or both, for the first offense. Any person convicted of a subsequent violation of subsection (a) of this section shall be fined not more than $1,000 nor less than $500, imprisoned not more than 90 days, or both.