senate Bill S1278

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the tobacco product waste reduction act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Jan 08, 2021 referred to health

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S1278 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4308
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1399-mm-4, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7259, A9573

S1278 (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.

S1278 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1278 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1278
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 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
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   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
 following:
   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
 smoking.
   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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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