assembly Bill A4308

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the tobacco product waste reduction act

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Feb 01, 2021 referred to health


A4308 (ACTIVE) - Details

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

A4308 (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.

A4308 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                             February 1, 2021
 Introduced  by M. of A. GRIFFIN -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee 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.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.