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
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.
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.