Texas Smoking Laws

Texas has not taken a statewide approach to the banning of the controversial e-cigarette. However, several cities such as El Paso and Frisco have banned them in enclosed work spaces including bars and restaurants. Texas appears to be taking a city by city approach to the use of these cigarette alternatives. Below or tobacco laws for Texas:

The Law

Texas smoking law states that it is unlawful for any person under the age of 18 to purchase, posses, consume or accept tobacco or tobacco products. It is also unlawful if said minor falsifies his or her age in order to obtain tobacco or tobacco products. The exception is if the minor’s guardian, parent, or spouse is with him or her; if the minor is participating in a compliance check; or the minor is transporting tobacco as part of their employment. TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. §§ 161.252, 161.253 & 161.254.

The Penalties

Fine

  • No more than $250

If you choose not to pay the fine, you may attend a court hearing to challenge the citation.

Tobacco Education

  • If convicted, a minor may be required to complete a tobacco awareness program. The minor’s parent or guardian may also be required to attend with the minor

Community Service

  • May be required to complete between 8 to 12 hours of community service if tobacco awareness program is not available.

Impact on License

  • Minor’s driving privileges may be suspended for up to 180 days if minor does not demonstrate completion of tobacco education course or community service.

The Solution

Many minors with a possession of tobacco penalty are required to take an educational course. Onlinedrugclass.com offers 4 and 8 hour courses that are conveniently available whenever you are. Our youth tobacco awareness class is entirely web-based so you can study around your schedule. Not only are these classes professionally written and comprehensive, they are ideal for anyone whose license has been suspended. Go ahead and enroll today!

What payment options are accepted?

At Online Drug Class, we accept all major credit cards and e-checks. You can submit payment online or over the phone.

Exactly how much do the Tobacco classes cost?

Our course prices are:

  • 4-Hour Tobacco Awareness Class – $99.00
  • 8-Hour Advanced Tobacco Awareness Class – $179.00

All courses include free enrollment processing and free certificate shipping.

How is the class completed?

Completing our course is simple:

  • Enroll in the class of your choice
  • Complete the course online
  • Receive your Certificate of Completion

Am I allowed to take breaks or change computers?

Of course! Please feel free to access our online course across multiple devices.

How will I receive my Certificate of Completion?

With provide free shipping on all Certificates of Completion. Please allow up to seven business days for your certificate to arrive.

How long does it take to finish the course?

The amount of time it takes you to complete the course will depend primarily on the course that you are enrolled in.

I failed the final exam! Now what do I do?

If you have failed the final exam, don’t worry! We allow you to take the test as many times as you’d like. Passing requires a score of 80 percent or higher.

Texas Tobacco Laws

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