A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE DISTRIBUTION OF TOBACCO-DERIVED PRODUCTS AND VAPOR PRODUCTS TO MINORS.
Identical to S 530, filed 3/28/13.
Amends GS 14-313, changing its title to Youth access to tobacco products, tobacco-derived products, vapor products, and cigarette wrapping papers (was, Youth access to tobacco products). Provides new terms and definitions to GS 14-313(a), the definitions section, including tobacco-derived product and vapor product. Makes technical and clarifying changes, highlighting the difference between traditional tobacco and tobacco-derived products and newer vapor products. Provides that it is also a Class 2 misdemeanor to sell, distribute, or purchase on behalf of any person under the age of 18 any tobacco products, tobacco-derived products, vapor products, or components of vapor products. Provides language for the sign which should be prominently displayed near the point of sale prohibiting the sale of these products. Makes conforming changes for the inclusion of these new products and terms in various prohibitions and limitations that previously only applied to tobacco products. Provides for the removal of vending machines distributing tobacco-derived products, vapor products, or components of vapor products by December 1, 2013. Provides rules and procedures for the sale of tobacco products, tobacoo-derived products, vapor products, or components of vapor products over the Internet. Adds exception for minor receiving such products as part of his work duties. Provides that rules and regulations regarding these products will be uniform across the state. No rules or regulations to the contrary will be enacted after December 1, 2013.
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