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DuPage County Underage Vaping/E-Cigarettes Lawyer

What Are the Vaping/E-Cigarette Regulations?

Regulations surrounding electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are fairly new in Illinois. The state defines an e-cigarette as a battery-operated cigarette or device used to combine nicotine, flavoring, or other chemicals, creating a vapor that the user inhales. "Vaping" is the term commonly used for e-cigarette use.

State law prohibits the sale of tobacco, nicotine, and nicotine products to those under the age of 18. Vaping is also prohibited where smoking is not allowed, including on the campuses of public higher education schools. However, young people are increasingly being ticketed for underage vaping. The penalties for vaping vary based on city ordinances, but they can include completing a two-hour education course on the effects of vaping or a fine of up to $500. Teens who are caught buying or selling e-cigarettes can face fines of up to $5,000 in some areas. The state can collect an unpaid fine from a state income tax refund or payroll check.

City Ordinances and State Laws Surrounding Underage Vaping are Complex

Is your child facing charges for underage vaping or purchasing e-cigarettes? Because this area of the law is new, it is important to work with an experienced juvenile law attorney who has a trusted reputation for helping young people get the best possible outcome when facing any kind of juvenile charge. At the Law Office of Philip R. Nathe, we communicate effectively with case workers and prosecutors. We understand the nuances of the juvenile court system. Attorney Philip Nathe knows what facts to look for in protecting young people from ambiguous regulations.

Contact Our DuPage County Underage Vaping Defense Lawyer

Penalties for the underage use of alternative nicotine products are continually evolving as the state attempts to discourage young people from using e-cigarettes. The Law Office of Philip R. Nathe in Naperville protects the rights of all minors. Call our office toll-free at 888-583-6197 or call 630-416-7600 for a free consultation. You will speak with an experienced lawyer to discuss your child's legal options. You may also reach us online by completing our convenient online form. We accept credit card payments.

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