2022 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 10A. Children and Juvenile Code
§10A-2-8-224. Purchase, receipt or possession of tobacco or vapor products by those under 21 prohibited - Falsifying proof of age - Penalties.

Universal Citation: 10A OK Stat § 2-8-224 (2022)

A. It is unlawful for a person who is under twenty-one (21) years of age to purchase, receive, or have in his or her possession a tobacco product, nicotine product or vapor product, or to present or offer to any person any purported proof of age which is false or fraudulent, for the purpose of purchasing or receiving any tobacco product, nicotine product or vapor product. It shall not be unlawful for an employee under twenty-one (21) years of age to handle tobacco products, nicotine products or vapor products when required in the performance of the employee's duties.

B. When a person violates subsection A of this section, the Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement (ABLE) Commission shall require the violator to complete an education or tobacco use cessation program approved by the State Department of Health.

C. The ABLE Commission shall establish rules to provide for notification to a parent or guardian of any minor cited for a violation of this section.

D. For the purposes of this section, the term "vapor products" shall have the same meaning as provided in the Prevention of Youth Access to Tobacco Act.

Added by Laws 1994, c. 137, § 5, eff. July 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 1996, c. 144, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 1996; Laws 1997, c. 171, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1997. Renumbered from § 600.4 of Title 37 by Laws 2013, c. 404, § 28, eff. Nov. 1, 2013. Amended by Laws 2014, c. 162, § 5, eff. Nov. 1, 2014; Laws 2020, c. 70, § 1, emerg. eff. May 19, 2020; Laws 2021, c. 554, § 1, emerg. eff. May 28, 2021; Laws 2022, c. 261, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2022.

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