WVC 16 - 9 A- 3
§16-9A-3. Use or possession of tobacco or tobacco products by
persons under the age of eighteen years; penalties.
No person under the age of eighteen years shall have on or
about his or her person or premises or use any cigarette, or
cigarette paper or any other paper prepared, manufactured or made
for the purpose of smoking any tobacco products, in any form; or,
any pipe, snuff, chewing tobacco or tobacco product: Provided,
That minors participating in the inspection of locations where
tobacco products are sold or distributed pursuant to section seven
of this article is not considered to violate the provisions of this
section. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall
for the first violation be fined $50 and be required to serve eight
hours of community service; for a second violation, the person
shall be fined $100 and be required to serve sixteen hours of
community service; and for a third and each subsequent violation,
the person shall be fined $200 and be required to serve twenty-four
hours of community service. Notwithstanding the provisions of
section two, article five, chapter forty-nine, the magistrate court
has concurrent jurisdiction.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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