Confused By Underage Vaping/E-Cigarette Regulations?
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, regulations 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 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, but young people are increasingly being ticketed for underage vaping. The penalties of vaping vary by city ordinance and can include completing a two-hour education course on the effects of vaping or a fine up to $500. Teens who are caught buying or selling e-cigarettes can face fines 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 underaged 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. Attorney Philip Nathe knows what facts to look for in protecting young people from ambiguous regulations.
Contact An Attorney For A Free Consultation About Vaping Tickets
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 at 888-583-6197, toll free, or 630-364-4621 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 form. We accept credit card payments.