Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 796.001

In this chapter:


“Agent” means a person licensed by the comptroller to purchase and affix adhesive or meter stamps on packages of cigarettes.


“Cigarette” means a roll for smoking:


that is made of tobacco or tobacco mixed with another ingredient and wrapped or covered with a material other than tobacco; or


that is wrapped in any substance containing tobacco that, because of the roll’s appearance, the type of tobacco used in the filler, or the roll’s packaging and labeling, is likely to be offered to or purchased by a consumer as a cigarette.


“Manufacturer” means:


a person that manufactures or otherwise produces cigarettes for sale in this state, including cigarettes intended to be sold through an importer; or


the first purchaser that intends to resell in this state cigarettes manufactured anywhere that the original manufacturer does not intend to be sold in this state.


“Retailer” means a person, other than a wholesale dealer, engaged in selling cigarettes or tobacco products.


“Sale” means any transfer of title or possession or both, exchange or barter, conditional or otherwise, in any manner or by any means or any agreement. The term includes, in addition to sales using cash or credit, the giving of a cigarette as a sample, prize, or gift and the exchange of a cigarette for any consideration other than money.


“Sell” means to sell or to offer or agree to sell.


“Wholesale dealer” means a person who sells cigarettes or tobacco products to retail dealers or other persons for purposes of resale, including a person who owns, operates, or maintains one or more cigarette or tobacco product vending machines in premises owned or occupied by another person.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 909 (H.B. 2935), Sec. 1, eff. January 1, 2009.

Source: Section 796.001 — Definitions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­796.­htm#796.­001 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 796.001’s source at texas​.gov