If your child received a citation for possession of tobacco or nicotine products:
Persons under the age of 18 caught in possession, use or purchase of tobacco or nicotine products are committing a noncriminal violation. Minors will be issued a citation by law enforcement, punishable by:
- 1st Violation: Pay $30 fine, or complete 16 hours of community service AND attend the approved anti-tobacco education class within 30 days.
- 2nd Violation within 12 weeks: Pay additional $30 fine within 30 days.
- 3rd Violation within 12 weeks: Driver’s license revoked or issuance withheld.
For more information go to Epic Behavioral Health Care website at: https://www.epicbh.org/tobacco/