While it's not legal for those under 18 to buy tobacco in Nevada, it's not difficult for them to acquire it and nothing keeps them from using it.
A Republican state senator wants to change that.
Sen. James Settelmeyer on Thursday introduced SB177. The bill would impose fines on those caught using tobacco. Repeat offenders would have to attend tobacco awareness and cessation classes.
If the bill is made law, those under 18 would face a $25 for a first tobacco offense, a $50 fine for a second and a $75 fine for a third offense. A fourth offense would involve a $75 fine and the requirement to attend cessation classes.
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