|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2021||referred to health|
senate Bill S1278
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1278 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1278 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1278 SPONSOR: KRUEGER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to enacting the tobacco product waste reduction act PURPOSE: The purpose of the bill is to ban the sale of single-use filters for cigarettes, as well as single-use electronic cigarettes. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: Names the act the "Tobacco Product Waste Reduction Act." Section 2: Legislative findings. Section 3: Amends public health law to add new section 1399-mmm. Establishes definitions. Prohibits sale of cigarettes utilizing a
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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