Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes, a free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.
The distribution of free tobacco products and electronic nicotine-delivery systems or coupons or vouchers redeemable for free tobacco or electronic nicotine-delivery system products to any person under eighteen (18) years of age shall be prohibited. Further, the distribution of free tobacco products or electronic nicotine-delivery systems or coupons or vouchers redeemable for free tobacco or electronic nicotine-delivery systems products shall be prohibited, regardless of the age of the person to whom the products, coupons, or vouchers are distributed, within five hundred feet (500') of any school. The attorney general, or any local or state of Rhode Island police department, or their officers or agents, shall bring an action for any violation of this section. Every separate, free tobacco product or electronic nicotine-delivery system or coupon or voucher redeemable for a free tobacco or electronic nicotine-delivery system or product in violation of this section shall constitute a separate offense subject to a fine of five hundred dollars ($500). The penalty shall be assessed against the business or individual responsible for initiating the Rhode Island distribution of the free tobacco products or electronic nicotine-delivery systems or coupons or vouchers redeemable for free tobacco products or electronic nicotine-delivery systems.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Rhode Island General Laws Title 11. Criminal Offenses § 11-9-13.10. Prohibition on the distribution of free tobacco products - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ri/title-11-criminal-offenses/ri-gen-laws-sect-11-9-13-10.html
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.