Proposed Legislation

New York City and State officials frequently introduce policies and legislation to help protect New Yorkers from secondhand smoke and to help New Yorkers quit smoking.  See below a list of some of the proposed legislation currently pending in New York City and New York State.


Pending New York City Legislation


There is currently no introduced tobacco-related legislation under consideration by the City Council.


Pending New York State Legislation


No Smoking with Children in Vehicles  A622-2013 and S472-2013
A proposal that would prohibit smoking in private passenger vehicles where a child under the age of fourteen is present.  Sponsored by Assembly Member Weprin and State Senator Stavisky, both Queens Democrats.

Tobacco 21: A7105-2013 and S4863-2013
Following the lead of Intro 0250 in the New York City Council, this proposal sponsored by State Senator Diane Savino (D-Staten Island) and Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) would make the minimum purchase age for tobacco products 21 statewide in New York.  

Tobacco-Free Pharmacies – A7418-2013 & S3607-2013

State University of New York Tobacco Policy – A7277-2013 & S4853-2013

Minimum Pack Size and Tax Amount – A7106-2013 & S4365-2013

Flavored Tobacco Products – A1179A-2013 & S5686-2013

For a complete list of tobacco control-related legislation that has been introduced in the New York State Senate, visit the State Senate's website.  For a complete list of tobacco control-related legislation that has been introduced in the New York State Assembly, visit the State Assembly's website

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