(a) A person may not sell, purchase, possess, or acquire cigarettes as
a manufacturer, distributor, direct-buying retailer, vending machine operator,
or buyer without a license.
(b) The department, upon application and payment of the fee, shall issue a license to each manufacturer, distributor, direct-buying retailer, vending machine operator, or buyer. The department shall adopt reasonable regulations that it considers necessary in respect to the application for and the issuance of licenses.
(c) The department may refuse to issue a license if there is reasonable cause to believe that the applicant has wilfully withheld information requested to determine the applicant's eligibility to receive a license, or if there is reasonable cause to believe that information submitted in the application is false or misleading and is not made in good faith.
(d) A license required by AS 43.50.010 - 43.50.180 is in addition to any other license required by law.
(e) A license issued under AS 43.50.010 - 43.50.180 must include
(1) the name and address of the licensee;
(2) the type of business to be conducted; and
(3) the year for which the license is issued.