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    Laws - View Law: SMOKING

    Smoking and Possessing Tobacco Products 

    Any person who knowingly sells or gives tobacco products to minors is guilty of a petty offense.  Any minor who has tobacco in his or her possession is guilty of an incorrigible act.  (ARS 13-3622). 

    Tobacco products are defined as cigars, cigarettes, or cigarette papers, and smoking or chewing tobacco. (ARS 13-3622) So if you are under the age of 18 you should not have any of these items. If you do, you are guilty of an incorrigible act.

    In addition to this, smoking tobacco in locations such as elevators, busses, libraries, museums, and health care institutions is considered a public nuisance and dangerous to public health.  An adult guilty of such acts would be charged with a petty offense, while a minor would be charged with a delinquent act.  (ARS 36-601.01). 

    What about at school?

    Using or possessing tobacco products on school grounds (buildings, parking lots, fields, and vehicles) or at off campus school sponsored events is a petty offense for adults and a delinquent act for minors.  (ARS 36-798.03).  The law does not apply to adults using tobacco products as a part of a tobacco prevention or cessation program.  (ARS 36-798.03).

    11 thru 15 of 53 comments     1   2  [ 3 ]  4   5  ...   
    On 04/10/08
    George from WA said:
    No! You have to be 18 even after being emancipated to purchase anything tobacco related.
    On 02/29/08
    Sarah from AZ said:

    I need someone who knows what they're talking about.. To please clear this minor question up for me. I am and emancipated 17 year old, so I am legally an adult. In the emancipation papers it states you cant buy alcohol. It says absolutely nothing about tobacco. Can an emancipated minor purchase tobacco products legally? I haven't tried for fear of making a fool of myself... But it'd be nice to know.

    On 11/10/07
    ant from AZ said:
    Smoking is stupid. I smoked for about 4 years and quit. I've been smoke-free for about a year now and i feel much better. after a while smoking brings no real pleasure, just cravings and an unnecessary addiction.
    On 09/06/07
    bre from AZ said:
    i think that the minimum age for smoking ciggarettes should be lowered to atleast 16.
    On 08/17/07
    DGAF from AZ said:
    i think the smoking laws are so stupid and im going to keep doing it and most people that get caught still do
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