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§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 shall not be deemed to violate the provisions of this section. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall for the first violation be fined twenty-five dollars and be required to serve eight hours of community service; for a second violation, the person shall be fined fifty dollars and be required to serve sixteen hours of community service; and for a third and each subsequent violation, the person shall be fined one hundred dollars 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 shall have concurrent jurisdiction.