[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of West Haven 9-25-1967 by Ord. No. 72. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, except a person who is, at the time of such sale, actually employed by or engaged in operating a bona fide commercial establishment at a fixed location, shall sell to any other person any product containing a solvent having the property of releasing toxic vapors or fumes, and all sales of such product not made in or from such an establishment are hereby prohibited.
No person shall knowingly sell or offer for sale, deliver or give away to any person any substance containing any of the following volatile solvents where the seller, offerer or deliverer knows or has reason to believe that the substance will be used for the purpose of inducing symptoms of intoxication, elation, dizziness, paralysis or irrational behavior or in any manner change, distort or disturb the audio, visual or mental processes: toluol, hexane, trichloroethylene, acetone, toluene, ethyl acetate, methyl ethyl ketone, tricholorethene, isopropanol, methyl isobutyl ketone, methyl cellosolve acetate, cyclohexanone or any other substance which will be used for the purpose of inducing symptoms of intoxication, elation, dizziness, paralysis or irrational behavior or in any manner change, distort or disturb the audio, visual or mental processes.
No person shall, for the purpose of causing a condition of intoxication, inebriation, excitement, stupefaction or the dulling of his brain or nervous system, intentionally smell or inhale the fumes from any substance containing a solvent having the property of releasing toxic vapors or fumes, provided that nothing in this section shall be interpreted as applying to the inhalation of any anesthesia for medical or dental purposes. For the purposes of this chapter, any such condition so induced shall be deemed to be an intoxicated condition.
Nothing contained in this chapter shall be considered applicable to the sale of a hobby or model kit containing, as a part thereof, a tube or other container of glue, nor shall this chapter be considered applicable to the sale of a tube or other container of glue immediately in conjunction with the sale of a hobby or model kit requiring the use of approximately such quantity of glue for the assembly of a model, provided, further, that nothing herein contained shall be applicable to the transfer of a tube or other container of glue from a parent to his child or from a guardian to his ward, provided, further, that nothing herein contained shall be applicable to a sale or delivery of a tube or other container of glue to any person who is a member of a hobby association who properly identified himself as such by an official membership card or other means of identification issued by such association.
Whoever violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punished by a fine of not more than $200 or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.