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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).

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    On 08/10/07
    rixtan from AZ said:
    im confused, i always see kids smoking infront of people in public and their clearly underaged, like 13-14-15? is it illegal to smoke them if ur under 18, cause i know the law is you have to be 18 to buy them, but thats fucking retarded because its the same way with alcohol, were not allowed to drink it if were under 21, but yet we can inlist in the army if were 18, so were allowed to die for our country and take a bullet but not take a bottle of beer and drink it. :\
    On 06/20/07
    ky from MO said:
    i have smoked and i stoped because i got cot now im scared i might go to juvie
    On 05/30/07
    ??who? from AZ said:
    im 14 and my best friend is addicted to cigarettes. i only casually smoke. like a few a day. but it really does give me like a high and it makes me really happy and bubbly! i like it and i dont think im addicted. i can go like a week without smoking and i just smoked one for the first time in three days. i wasnt craving one, but i was just with my friend. also, i agree with the fact that if it was not illegal for minors to smoke, then less would! i know that sounds weird but i like the fact that its illegal and thats what makes it fun!
    On 01/05/07
    joe from AZ said:
    i used to go boarding school. i sold cigs there like a carton a week for 10 to 15 bucks a pack how bad was that ?
    On 06/13/06
    Robin from Othr said:
    Here in Newfoundland, police will not get minors in trouble for smoking outdoors, or having cigarettes etc. But we have stricter bans on public smoking. Basically you cannot smoke indoors, in ANY public place. Bars and restaraunts included. These places can't even have designated smoking areas or rooms. People HAVE to go outside, and at least 20 feet away from the building before lighting up.
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