Wakulla Co. tobacco ordinance

Cigarettes and Gavel
Posted at 10:01 PM, May 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-06 18:41:14-04

WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla -- Tobacco products will be coming off of the shelves and will be placed behind the counter in Wakulla County.

This after commissioners approved a ban that would make it mandatory to have all tobacco products behind the counter and out of reach of children and teens.

This means all convenience stores must remove the tobacco products within the next 10 days. This does not include specialty tobacco shops.

Commissioners voted 4-1 today to pass the ordinance.

They say the goal is to protect kids from buying or stealing tobacco and getting hooked at an early age.

One store clerk tells us she understands the need, but doesn't feel the commissioners ban is the right way.