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Originally posted by sputniksteve
I can't tell if you are really serious? You are complaining that the cashier is asking for your drivers license when you buy cigarettes? How else are they supposed to know if you are over 18? I don't get it....
Originally posted by Xcathdra
reply to post by badw0lf
No ID no purchase. You are not required to have an ID, and the retailer can choose who they will do business with and who they wont. Dont want a license, you dont get smokes, or beer for that matter. Even if you had a license, retailers can still refuse service.
Also as others have said carding people has been around for 30-40 years now. Retailers who sell tobacco and alcohol are required to ensure the items are sold legally to valid people. If they do not, then they can have their licesne revoked to sell those items, or to have their business license yanked, where they cannot do business at all.
Originally posted by davespanners
I understand the bit about not being able to buy cigarettes if you are under-age, but I don't get the "scanning your drivers license" bit.
Is it illegal to smoke if you don't have a drivers license?edit on 21-11-2010 by davespanners because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Wyn Hawks
...gosh, i havent been carded since nixon got booted, errr, uh, resigned...
...its kinda unfair... ...they could pretend i'm not older than dirt...
...i mean, jeez, who would that hurt?...