Maine Revised Statutes

§1551. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [1995, c. 470, §9 (NEW); 1995, c. 470, §19 (AFF).]

1. Cigarette paper.  "Cigarette paper" means those papers or paper-like products used to roll cigarettes, which by advertising, design or use facilitate the use of tobacco or other products for inhalation.
[ 1995, c. 470, §9 (NEW); 1995, c. 470, §19 (AFF) .]
1-A. Consumer.  "Consumer" means an individual who purchases, receives or possesses tobacco products for personal consumption and not for resale.
[ 2003, c. 444, §1 (NEW) .]
1-B. Delivery sale.  "Delivery sale" means a sale of tobacco products to a consumer in this State when:
A. The purchaser submits the order for the sale by means of telephonic or other electronic method of voice transmission, the Internet or any delivery service; or [2003, c. 444, §1 (NEW).]
B. The tobacco products are delivered by use of a delivery service. [2003, c. 444, §1 (NEW).]
A sale to a person who is not licensed as a tobacco distributor or tobacco retailer is a delivery sale.
[ 2003, c. 444, §1 (NEW) .]
1-C. Delivery service.  "Delivery service" means a person, including the United States Postal Service, who is engaged in the commercial delivery of letters, packages or other containers.
[ 2003, c. 444, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Juvenile.  "Juvenile" means any individual who is younger than 18 years of age.
[ 1995, c. 470, §9 (NEW); 1995, c. 470, §19 (AFF) .]
2-A. Person.  "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership or unincorporated association.
[ 2003, c. 444, §1 (NEW) .]
2-B. Tobacco distributor.  "Tobacco distributor" or "distributor" means a person licensed as a distributor under Title 36, chapter 704.
[ 2003, c. 444, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Tobacco products.  "Tobacco products" includes any form of tobacco and any material or device used in the smoking, chewing or other form of tobacco consumption, including cigarette papers and pipes.
[ 1995, c. 470, §9 (NEW); 1995, c. 470, §19 (AFF) .]
3-A. Tobacco retailer.  "Tobacco retailer" or "retailer" means a person located within or outside the State who sells tobacco products to a person in the State for personal consumption.
[ 2003, c. 444, §1 (NEW) .]
4. Vending machine.  "Vending machine" means any automated, self-service device that upon insertion of money, tokens or any other form of payment, dispenses cigarettes or any other tobacco product.
[ 1995, c. 470, §9 (NEW); 1995, c. 470, §19 (AFF) .]
5. Premium cigar.   "Premium cigar" means a cigar that weighs more than 3 pounds per 1,000 and is wrapped in whole tobacco leaf.
[ 2009, c. 398, §1 (NEW); 2009, c. 398, §6 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 470, §9 (NEW). 1995, c. 470, §19 (AFF). 2003, c. 444, §1 (AMD). 2009, c. 398, §1 (AMD). 2009, c. 398, §6 (AFF).