senate Bill S1278

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the tobacco product waste reduction act

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Jan 08, 2021 referred to health


S1278 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1399-mm-4, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S7259, A9573
2023-2024: S3063

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
                        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
   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.


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