State tobacco-related legislative bills that have been acted on by a state legislative committee or state legislature are listed below alphabetically by state:
Connecticut: House Bill 5293, which prohibits the self-service display of vapor products in any retail establishment except where minors are prohibited from entering, passed the Senate on May 9, 2018.
Hawaii: House Bill 1895, which regulates tobacco products and electronic smoking devices by requiring retailers of electronic smoking devices to register with the State Attorney General’s office, extending the age 21 provision for tobacco sales to include electronic smoking devices, allowing display of all tobacco products only in locked containers or places inaccessible to the public, preempting local jurisdictions from enacting laws regulating the sale of tobacco products, and voiding any local tobacco retailing laws already adopted passed both houses and was transmitted to the Governor on May 2, 2018.
Massachusetts: House Bill 4479, which raises the minimum sales age for tobacco and vapor products from 18 to 21 (except for persons who attained the age of 18 before December 31, 2018); prohibits the use of vending machines for the sale of tobacco products; requires child-resistant packaging for e-liquid containers (except pre-filled); prohibits the sale of tobacco products at health-care institutions, passed the House on May 9, 2018.
Rhode Island: House Bill 7659, which requires that a fifteen percent (15%) minimum markup be added to the total cost of cigarettes sold by retailers, was recommended to be held for further study by the House Finance Committee on May 3, 2018.