21. The operator of a business and a manufacturer or a distributor of tobacco products may not
(1) supply or distribute tobacco free of charge or furnish tobacco for promotional purposes of any kind to consumers;
(2) reduce the retail price of tobacco on the basis of quantity, otherwise than as part of regular marketing operations by the manufacturer, or offer or grant a rebate on the market price of tobacco to consumers;
(3) offer consumers a gift or rebate or a right to participate in a lottery, contest or game or any other form of benefit if consumers must, in return, provide information on tobacco or their tobacco consumption, purchase a tobacco product or present proof of purchase of a tobacco product.
For the purposes of this section, a manufacturer or distributor of tobacco products includes the mandatary or representative of the manufacturer or distributor, and a person or partnership that is controlled by or that controls the manufacturer or distributor.
1998, c. 33, s. 21; 2005, c. 29, s. 25.