senate Bill S7259

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts the tobacco product waste reduction act

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Jan 14, 2020 referred to health


S7259 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1399-mm-1, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2021-2022: S1278, A4308
2023-2024: S3063

S7259 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the tobacco product waste reduction act prohibiting the sale or offering for sale of cigarettes utilizing single-use filters and single-use electronic cigarettes.

S7259 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7259 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2020

Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  health law, in relation to enacting the
  tobacco product waste reduction act


  Section  1.  This  act shall be known and may be cited as the "tobacco
product waste reduction act".
  § 2. Legislative findings. The  legislature  finds  and  declares  the
  1.  The use of tobacco products causes death and disease and continues
to be an urgent public health challenge. The United States Department of
Health and Human Services and the New York State  Department  of  Health
have reported the following:
  a.  Tobacco-related  illness is the leading cause of preventable death
in the United States, accounting for about  480,000  deaths  each  year,
including 28,200 New York adults.
  b.  Annually  in New York State, 10,600 youth become new daily smokers
and an estimated 280,000 New York youth now alive will  die  early  from
  c.  Tobacco use can cause chronic lung disease, diabetes, eye disease,
rheumatoid arthritis, coronary heart disease, stroke, ectopic pregnancy,
and infertility, in addition  to  leukemia  and  cancer  of  the  lungs,
larynx,  colon,  liver,  esophagus,  pancreas,  kidney, cervix, bladder,
stomach, and mouth.
  d. Tobacco-related  health  care  annually  costs  New  Yorkers  $10.4
billion, including $3.3 billion in Medicaid expenses.
  2.   Cigarette filters, also known as butts, do not improve the safety
or healthfulness of cigarettes or other tobacco products,  and  research
indicates  that  they likely increase the negative public health effects
of tobacco products.
  a. According to a 2014 Surgeon General's  report,  "evidence  suggests
that  ventilated  filters  may  have contributed to higher risks of lung

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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