2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 30 - Criminal Offenses
Article 49 - Tobacco Products, E-Cigarettes and Nicotine Liquid Containers
Section 30-49-2 - Definitions.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 30-49-2 (2017)

30-49-2. Definitions.

As used in the Tobacco Products, E-Cigarette and Nicotine Liquid Container Act:

A. "child-resistant" means a package or container that is designed or constructed to be significantly difficult for children under five years of age to open or obtain a toxic or harmful amount of the substance contained therein within a reasonable time and not difficult for normal adults to use properly, but does not mean a package or container that all such children cannot open or obtain a toxic or harmful amount within a reasonable time;

B. "e-cigarette":

(1) means any electronic oral device, whether composed of a heating element and battery or an electronic circuit, that provides a vapor of nicotine or any other substances the use or inhalation of which simulates smoking; and

(2) includes any such device, or any part thereof, whether manufactured, distributed, marketed or sold as an e-cigarette, e-cigar, e-pipe or any other product, name or descriptor; but

(3) does not include any product regulated as a drug or device by the United States food and drug administration under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. Section 301 et seq.;

C. "minor" means an individual who is less than eighteen years of age; and

D. "nicotine liquid container" means a bottle or other container of any substance containing nicotine where the substance is sold, marketed or intended for use in an e-cigarette.

History: Laws 1993, ch. 244, 2; 2015, ch. 98, 2.

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