Rhode Island General Laws Title 11. Criminal Offenses § 11-9-14. Use of tobacco by minors

No person under eighteen (18) years of age shall use or possess, when such possession is clearly visible, tobacco in any public street, place, or resort, any tobacco and/or electronic nicotine-delivery system in any form whatsoever.  Any person under eighteen (18) years of age violating the provisions of this section shall be required to perform up to thirty (30) hours of community service or shall be required to enter into a tobacco treatment program, approved by any local substance abuse prevention task force, at the option of a minor charged with a violation of this section.


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