YOUTH ACCESS TO AND USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS
126-K:6 Possession and Use of Tobacco Products, E-cigarettes, or E-Liquid by Persons Who Have Not Attained 21 Years of Age.
I. No person under 21 years of age shall purchase, attempt to purchase, possess, or use any tobacco product, e-cigarette, device, or e-liquid.
II. The prohibition on possession of tobacco products, devices, e-cigarettes, or e-liquid 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, devices, e-cigarettes, or e-liquids during the duration of their employment.
III. A person who has not attained 21 years of age 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 person who has not attained 21 years of age who violates this section may 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. 2019, 259:5, eff. July 1, 2019; 346:103, eff. Jan. 1, 2020. 2020, 37:113, eff. July 29, 2020. 2021, 122:13, eff. Sept. 7, 2021.