Parental responsibility — See Ch. 382.
ARTICLE IPossession by Minors (§ 529-1 — § 529-4)
§ 529-1Use by minors unlawful.
§ 529-2Parental responsibility.
§ 529-3Written warning.
§ 529-4Violations and penalties.
It shall be unlawful for any person under 18 years of age to smoke or use a tobacco product in any public place or to possess in open view a cigarette, cigar and any other tobacco product, an opened cigarette pack, opened carton or other opened container (as evidenced by a broken seal) holding a tobacco product.
It shall be unlawful for a parent, legal guardian or other person acting in place of a parent or legal guardian or any person who is responsible for the care and welfare of a minor under the age of 18 years to allow that minor to possess any cigarettes or cigars made of tobacco or of any other substance which can be smoked, any cigarette paper or tobacco in any form, including but not limited to smokeless tobacco.
Unless otherwise provided by law, a minor charged under this article as a first offense with the use or purchase of a tobacco product shall be served with a written warning which shall inform the minor of subsequent penalties. A copy of said warning shall be sent to the minor's parents.
Unless otherwise provided in the chapter, penalties against persons violating the provisions of this article shall be imposed in accordance with the provisions of § 1-16A.