As used in the Unfair Cigarette Sales Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
(1) Person shall mean and include any individual, firm, association, company, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, joint-stock company, club, agency, syndicate, municipal corporation or other political subdivision of this state, trust, receiver, trustee, fiduciary, or conservator;
(2) Cigarettes shall mean and include any roll for smoking made wholly or in part of tobacco, irrespective of size or shape and whether or not such tobacco is flavored, adulterated, or mixed with any other ingredient, the wrapper or cover of which is made of paper or any other substance or material, excepting tobacco;
(3) Sale shall mean any transfer for a consideration, exchange, barter, gift, offer for sale, or distribution in any manner or by any means whatsoever;
(4) Wholesaler shall include any person who:
(a) Purchases cigarettes directly from the manufacturer;
(b) Purchases cigarettes from any other person who purchases from the manufacturer and who acquires such cigarettes solely for the purpose of bona fide resale to retail dealers or to other persons for the purpose of bona fide resale to retail dealers or to other persons for the purpose of resale only; or
(c) Services retail outlets by the maintenance of an established place of business for the purchase of cigarettes, including, but not limited to, the maintenance of warehousing facilities for the storage and distribution of cigarettes.
Nothing in the Unfair Cigarette Sales Act shall prevent a person from qualifying in different capacities as both a wholesaler and retailer under the applicable provisions of the act;
(5) Retailer shall mean and include any person who operates a store, stand, booth, or concession for the purpose of making sales of cigarettes at retail, including sales through vending machines;
(6) Sell at retail, sale at retail, and retail sales shall mean and include any transfer of title to cigarettes for a valuable consideration, made in the ordinary course of trade or usual conduct of the seller's business, to the purchaser for consumption or use, including sales through vending machines;
(7) Sell at wholesale, sale at wholesale, and wholesale sales shall mean and include any bona fide transfer of title to cigarettes for a valuable consideration, made in the ordinary course of trade or in the usual conduct of the wholesaler's business, to a retailer for the purpose of resale;
(8) Basic cost of cigarettes shall mean the replacement cost of cigarettes to the retailer or wholesaler, as the case may be, in the quantity last purchased, without subtracting any discounts, to which shall be added the full value of any stamps which may be required by any cigarette tax act of this state and by ordinance of any municipality of this state in effect or hereafter enacted, if not already included by the manufacturer in his or her list price;
(9) Division shall mean the cigarette tax division of the Tax Commissioner; and
(10) Business day shall mean any day other than a Sunday or legal holiday.