Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

S2152 - (broad tobacco control bill)An Act to protect youth from the health risks of tobacco and nicotine addiction—Session Adjourned

This bill broadly expands tobacco control protections: it defines smoking to include the use of e-cigarettes; prohibits the use of tobacco products on the grounds of primary, secondary, and vocational schools; prohibits the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, at health care institutions and retail establishments that contains a health care institution, such as pharmacies and drug stores; prohibits the sale of tobacco products to people under age 21; prohibits the sale of tobacco products via vending machines; and requires nicotine liquids to be sold in child resistant packaging. The bill is also preemptive of local laws regulating the sale of cigarette rolling papers.

  • Preemptive Action

    No

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    No