Section 28-11-1

Legislative intent.

It is the intent of the Legislature to prohibit access to tobacco and tobacco products by minors and thereby prevent all of the following:

(1) The possibility of addiction to tobacco or tobacco products by minors.

(2) Potential health problems associated with the use of tobacco or tobacco products.

(3) The failure by this state to comply with federal guidelines or grant funding requirements, when applicable, which relate to the establishment by the state of programs and policies dealing with the sale of tobacco or tobacco products to minors.

(Acts 1997, No. 97-423, p. 721, §1.)