2023 California Code
Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC
DIVISION 2.5 - YOUTHS
CHAPTER 1 - The Youth Authority
ARTICLE 2 - Department of the Youth Authority
Section 1712.5.

1712.5. (a) The possession or use of tobacco products by wards and inmates in all institutions and camps under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Youth Authority is prohibited. The Director of the Youth Authority shall adopt regulations to implement this prohibition, which shall include an exemption for departmentally approved religious ceremonies.

(b) The use of tobacco products by any person not included in subdivision (a) on the grounds of any institution or facility under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Youth Authority is prohibited, with the exception of residential staff housing where inmates or wards are not present.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 798, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 2005. Operative July 1, 2005, by Sec. 9 of Ch. 798.)

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