2016 New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Section 126-K:2 - Definitions.

NH Rev Stat § 126-K:2 (2016) What's This?
    126-K:2 Definitions. – In this chapter:
    I. "Cigarette'' means any roll for smoking made wholly or in part of tobacco, and wrapped in any material except tobacco.
    II. "Commission'' means the liquor commission.
    II-a. "E-cigarette'' means any electronic smoking device composed of a mouthpiece, a heating element, a battery, and electronic circuits that provides a vapor of pure nicotine mixed with propylene glycol to the user as the user simulates smoking. This term shall include such devices whether they are manufactured as e-cigarettes, e-cigars, or e-pipes, or under any other product name.
    III. "Licensee'' means the person in whose name a license issued pursuant to RSA 78:2 was granted.
    III-a. "Liquid nicotine'' means any liquid product composed either in whole or in part of pure nicotine and propylene glycol and manufactured for use with e-cigarettes.
    IV. "Manufacturer'' means any person engaged in the business of importing, exporting, producing, or manufacturing tobacco products who sells the product only to licensed wholesalers.
    V. "Minor'' means a person under the age of 18.
    VI. "Person'' means any individual, firm, fiduciary partnership, corporation, trust, or association, however formed.
    VII. "Public educational facility'' means any enclosed place or portion of such place, which is supported by public funds and which is used for the instruction of students enrolled in preschool programs and in grades kindergarten through 12. This definition shall include all administrative buildings and offices and areas within facilities supportive of instruction and subject to educational administration including, but not limited to, lounge areas, passageways, rest rooms, laboratories, study areas, cafeterias, gymnasiums, libraries, maintenance rooms, and storage areas.
    VIII. "Retailer'' means any person who sells tobacco products to consumers.
    VIII-a. "Rolling paper'' means any paper product that is designed to encase or wrap tobacco or similar products and marketed for the purpose of smoking or manufacturing hand-rolled cigarettes.
    IX. "Sampler'' means any person who distributes free tobacco products to consumers for promotional purposes.
    X. "Sub-jobber'' means any person doing business in this state who buys stamped tobacco products from a licensed wholesaler and who sells all the sub-jobber's tobacco products to other licensed sub-jobbers, vending machine operators, and retailers.
    XI. "Tobacco product'' means any product containing tobacco including, but not limited to, cigarettes, smoking tobacco, cigars, chewing tobacco, snuff, pipe tobacco, smokeless tobacco, and smokeless cigarettes.
    XII. "Vending machine'' means any self-service device which, upon insertion of money, tokens, or any other form of payment, dispenses tobacco, cigarettes, or any other tobacco product.
    XIII. "Vending machine operator'' means any person operating one or more tobacco product vending machines on property or premises other than the operator's own.
    XIV. "Wholesaler'' means any person doing business in this state who shall purchase all the wholesaler's unstamped tobacco products directly from a licensed manufacturer and who shall sell all of the wholesaler's products to licensed wholesalers, sub-jobbers, vending machine operators, retailers, samplers, and those persons exempted from the tobacco tax under RSA 78:7-b.

Source. 1997, 338:8. 2001, 171:1. 2010, 113:1, 2, eff. July 31, 2010.

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