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HB22-1064

Prohibit Flavored Tobacco Regulate Synthetic Nicotine

Concerning tobacco products, and, in connection therewith, prohibiting the distribution of flavored cigarettes, tobacco products, or nicotine products, amending the definition of cigarette, tobacco product, or nicotine product to include products containing synthetic nicotine, prohibiting the distribution of synthetic nicotine products, and directing the prevention services division in the department of public health and environment to convene a working group to develop and implement a grant program to address the needs of communities disproportionately impacted by tobacco and nicotine marketing, sales, and use.
Session:
2022 Regular Session
Subjects:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
Bill Summary

Section 1 of the bill makes legislative findings. Section 3 prohibits a cigarette, tobacco product, or nicotine product (product) retailer from selling, offering for sale, advertising for sale, displaying, shipping, delivering, or marketing in the state any flavored product, and section 2 defines flavored product as a product imparting a taste or smell other than the taste or smell of tobacco. Section 3 also prohibits the sale, offer for sale, advertising for sale, displaying, or marketing of a synthetic nicotine product and section 2 defines synthetic nicotine as nicotine derived from a source other than tobacco. A retailer, manufacturer of products, or employee or agent of a retailer or manufacturer of products engages in conduct creating a rebuttable presumption that a product is a flavored product if the person makes a public statement or claim, uses text or images, or takes other action directed toward consumers indicating that the product has a taste or smell other than the taste or smell of tobacco. Section 3 exempts pipe tobacco products, premium cigars, and shisha tobacco from the prohibition, as well as exempting a cigar-tobacco bar located in a licensed gaming establishment.Section 4 imposes the same penalties for selling, offering for sale, advertising for sale, displaying, or marketing in the state any flavored product or synthetic nicotine product that apply to unlawful sales of products to minors.Section 5 amends the definition of product to include products containing synthetic nicotine. and section 2 defines synthetic nicotine as nicotine derived from a source other than tobacco.Section 6 directs the prevention services division in the department of public health and environment (department) to convene a working group to develop, implement, and administer a grant program to award 2-year grants to applicants who are able to provide evidence-informed and individualized wrap-around services in Sections 6 and 7 add to the tobacco education, prevention, and cessation grant program in the department of public health and environment the authority to award grant money to provide resources to communities disproportionately impacted by targeted tobacco and nicotine marketing and sales or by increased or minimally improved tobacco-use and nicotine-use prevalence rates. Section 6 also directs the general assembly to appropriate $10 million from the general fund to the department for the grant program. and by the prevalence of tobacco and nicotine product use.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

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