TITLE 11
Criminal Offenses

CHAPTER 11-9
Children

SECTION 11-9-14


   § 11-9-14  Use of tobacco by minors. – No person under eighteen (18) years of age shall smoke or chew or possess when such possession is clearly visible tobacco in any public street, place or resort, any tobacco in any form whatsoever. Any person under eighteen (18) years of age violating the provisions of this section shall be required to perform up to thirty (30) hours of community service or shall be required to enter into a tobacco treatment program approved by any local substance abuse prevention task force, at the option of a minor charged with a violation of this section.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 281, § 29; G.L. 1909, ch. 347, § 30; G.L. 1923, ch. 399, § 29; G.L. 1938, ch. 610, § 29; G.L. 1956, § 11-9-14; P.L. 2001, ch. 124, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 148, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 149, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 251, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 426, § 1.)