Purchase of Tobacco by a Minor Under 18
(Colorado 18-13-121 C.R.S.)

Colorado's law prohibiting the purchase of tobacco products by minors

You commit a Colorado class 2 petty offense if you are under 18 and you purchase, or attempt to purchase, any cigarettes, tobacco products, or nicotine products.

Punishment for buying tobacco if you are minor is a fine of $100. If it is your first offense, however, the court may instead sentence you to participate in a tobacco education program.

Alternatively, the court may allow any minor convicted of purchasing tobacco to perform community service and be granted a credit against up to one-half the fine and court costs at the rate of five dollars for each hour of work performed.

See our related article on juvenile offenses in Colorado.

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