§ 161.252. POSSESSION, PURCHASE, CONSUMPTION, OR RECEIPT OF CIGARETTES OR TOBACCO PRODUCTS BY MINORS PROHIBITED.
(a) An individual who is younger than 18 years of age commits an offense if the individual:
(1) possesses, purchases, consumes, or accepts a cigarette or tobacco product; or
(2) falsely represents himself or herself to be 18 years of age or older by displaying proof of age that is false, fraudulent, or not actually proof of the individual's own age in order to obtain possession of, purchase, or receive a cigarette or
(b) It is an exception to the application of this section that the individual younger than 18 years of age possessed the cigarette or tobacco product in the presence of: (1) an adult parent, a guardian, or a spouse of the individual; or
(2) an employer of the individual, if possession or receipt of the tobacco product is required in the performance of the employee's duties as an employee.
(c) It is an exception to the application of this section that the individual younger than 18 years of age is participating in an inspection or test of compliance in accordance with Section 161.088.
(d) An offense under this section is punishable by a fine not to exceed $250.