Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

H4109—(broad tobacco control bill)—An Act to protect youth from the health risks of tobacco and nicotine addiction—Reported favorably by Public Health Committee and referred to Committee on Health Care Financing

This bill broadly expands tobacco control protections: prohibits the use of tobacco products on the grounds of primary, secondary, and vocational schools; prohibits the sale of tobacco products to people under age 21; prohibits the sale of tobacco products including e-cigarettes at health care institutions and retail establishments that sell pharmaceuticals; defines tobacco products to include electronic smoking devices; prohibits free tobacco product distribution except in retail tobacco stores and smoking bars; prohibits the sale of tobacco products via vending machines; defines smoking to include the use of electronic smoking devices; and requires nicotine liquids to be sold in child resistant packaging.

  • Preemptive Action

    No

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    No