Beginning August 1st, the sale of e-cigarettes (electronic cigarettes) will be banned to anyone under 18 years of age in Louisiana. These vaporized alternatives to cigarettes are now being treated the same as other tobacco products.
Louisiana smoking law states that it is unlawful for any person under the age of 18 to purchase or possess tobacco or tobacco products. The exception is if the minor possesses tobacco under the supervision of a parent, spouse, or legal guardian in a private residence or during the extent of the minor’s employment. LA REV. STAT. ANN. § 14:91.8
In Louisiana, there are penalties in place for minors who purchase or possess tobacco products. The fines vary depending on the nature of the violation. For a minor purchasing tobacco, the maximum fine is $50 for the first violation, $100 for the second violation, $250 for the third violation, and $400 for subsequent violations. These escalating fines highlight the seriousness of repeated offenses and serve as a deterrent to discourage minors from engaging in the illegal purchase of tobacco.
In the case of a minor possessing tobacco, a flat fine of $50 is imposed for each offense. This penalty underscores the importance of compliance with tobacco regulations and reinforces the consequences of unlawful possession.
It is important to note that if a minor chooses not to pay the fine, they have the option to attend a court hearing to challenge the citation. This provision ensures that minors have an opportunity to present their case, address any concerns, and seek a fair resolution within the legal system.
Louisiana prioritizes the enforcement of tobacco laws to protect the health and well-being of minors. The imposed fines for purchasing or possessing tobacco, along with the option to challenge the citation, aim to deter underage tobacco use and promote compliance with the regulations. Minors should be aware of the potential financial consequences associated with these violations and consider the importance of making responsible choices that prioritize their health and adherence to the law.
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