In fact, it tries to embarrass them. The machine says: "I'm sorry, but I can't sell you smokes if you are under 18. Now, go home before I call your mama! That's right. The machine said, go home before I call your mama."
You see, it takes a credit card and a drivers license to get cigarettes from this machine. After scanning both, the machine, with all its tobacco locked inside, either accepts or rejects the buyer. The machine, developed by Brown and Williamson Tobacco, is being tested in Cleveland and Los Angeles. If it works well there, the distributor says it will be talking in other states as well.