2016 New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Title X - PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 126-K - YOUTH ACCESS TO AND USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS
Section 126-K:6 - Possession and Use of Tobacco Products, E-cigarettes, or Liquid Nicotine by Minors.
I. No person under 18 years of age shall purchase, attempt to purchase, possess, or use any tobacco product, e-cigarette, or liquid nicotine.
II. The prohibition on possession of tobacco products, e-cigarettes, or liquid nicotine shall not be deemed to prohibit minors employed by any manufacturer, wholesaler, sub-jobber, vending machine operator, sampler, or retailer from performing the necessary handling of tobacco products, e-cigarettes, or liquid nicotine during the duration of their employment.
III. A minor shall not misrepresent his or her age for the purpose of purchasing tobacco products.
IV. Notwithstanding RSA 169-B and RSA 169-D, a person 12 years of age and older who violates this section shall not be considered a delinquent or a child in need of services.
V. Any minor who violates this section shall be guilty of a violation and shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $100 for each offense or shall be required to complete up to 20 hours of community service for each offense, or both. Where available, punishment may also include participation in an education program.
Source. 1997, 338:8. 2010, 113:7, eff. July 31, 2010.
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