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      RS 14:91.6     

  

§91.6. Unlawful distribution of sample tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, or vapor products to persons under age eighteen; penalty

            A. No person shall distribute or cause to be distributed to persons under eighteen years of age a promotional sample of any tobacco product, alternative nicotine product, or vapor product.

            B. For purposes of this Section, the following definitions apply:

            (1) "Alternative nicotine product" means any non-combustible product containing nicotine that is intended for human consumption, whether chewed, absorbed, dissolved, or ingested by any other means. "Alternative nicotine product" does not include any of the following:

            (a) Tobacco product.

            (b) Vapor product.

            (c) Product that is a drug pursuant to 21 U.S.C. §321(g)(1).

            (d) Device pursuant to 21 U.S.C. §321(h).

            (e) Combination product described in 21 U.S.C. §353(g).

            (2) "Cigar" means any roll of tobacco for smoking, irrespective of size or shape, and irrespective of the tobacco being flavored, adulterated, or mixed with any other ingredients, where such roll has a wrapper made chiefly of tobacco.

            (3) "Cigarette" means any roll for smoking made wholly or in part of tobacco, irrespective of size or shape and irrespective of the tobacco being flavored, adulterated, or mixed with any other ingredient, where such roll has a wrapper or cover made of paper, or any other material, except where such wrapper is wholly or in greater part made of tobacco.

            (4) "Smokeless tobacco" means any finely cut, ground, powdered, or leaf tobacco that is intended to be placed in the oral or nasal cavity.

            (5) "Smoking tobacco" means granulated, plug cut, crimp cut, ready rubbed, and any other kind and form of tobacco prepared in such manner as to be suitable for smoking in a pipe or cigarette.

            (6) "Tobacco product" means any cigar, cigarette, smokeless tobacco, or smoking tobacco.

            (7) "Vapor product" means any non-combustible product containing nicotine or other substances that employs a heating element, power source, electronic circuit, or other electronic, chemical or mechanical means, regardless of shape or size, that can be used to produce vapor from nicotine in a solution or other form. "Vapor product" includes any electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product or device and any vapor cartridge or other container of nicotine in a solution or other form that is intended to be used with or in an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product or device. "Vapor product" does not include any of the following:

            (a) Product that is a drug pursuant to 21 U.S.C. §321(g)(1).

            (b) Device pursuant to 21 U.S.C. §321(h).

            (c) Combination product described in 21 U.S.C. §353(g).

            C. Whoever violates a provision of this Section shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars upon conviction.

            Acts 1988, No. 709, §1; Acts 2014, No. 278, §1, eff. May 28, 2014.



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