Current through 2022 Legislative Session and 11/8/2022 Election
Section 25-14-301 - Sale of cigarettes, tobacco products, or nicotine products to persons under twenty-one years of age prohibited - definitions(1) This section shall be known and may be cited as the "Teen Tobacco Use Prevention Act".(2)(a) The sale of a cigarette or tobacco product to a person who is under twenty-one years of age is prohibited.(b) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2020.)(3) As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires: (a) "Cigarette" shall have the same meaning as set forth in section 39-28-202(4), C.R.S.(c) "Tobacco product" has the same meaning as "cigarette, tobacco product, or nicotine product", as defined in section 18-13-121(5).(4)(a) Nothing in this section prohibits a statutory or home rule municipality, county, or city and county from enacting an ordinance or resolution that prohibits the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products, or nicotine products to a person under twenty-one years of age or imposes requirements more stringent than provided in this section.(b) A statutory or home rule municipality, county, or city and county shall not enact an ordinance or resolution that establishes a minimum age to purchase cigarettes, tobacco products, or nicotine products that is under twenty-one years of age.(5) A violation of paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of this section is a noncriminal offense.Amended by 2020 Ch. 302,§ 4, eff. 7/14/2020.Amended by 2019 Ch. 53,§ 2, eff. 7/1/2019.L. 2008: Entire part added, p. 887, § 2, effective July 1.
Section 19 of chapter 302 (HB 20-1001), Session Laws of Colorado 2020, provides that the act changing this section applies to offenses committed on or after July 14, 2020.