SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- After July 1, supermarkets and other retailers selling tobacco products will be required to possess a state license to legally sell such items. Furthermore, much like a liquor license, it must be displayed in an easily visible area of the store. Retailers who continue to sell tobacco products without this license after July 1 will be subject to fines of up to $5,000 and other penalties from the state, including criminal prosecution and perhaps even incarceration. ...

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