State tobacco-related legislative bills that have been acted on by a state legislative committee or state legislature are listed below alphabetically by state:
Alaska: The following bills passed the House on May 12, 2018: Senate Bill 15, which prohibits minors from purchasing or possessing electronic smoking products and requires any person who sells electronic smoking products to be obtain a business license; and Senate Bill 63, which prohibits smoking and the use of electronic cigarettes in enclosed areas of public places.
California: Senate Bill 836 prohibits smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes, on state coastal beaches, except in places permitted by the State Department of Parks and Recreation or as part of a religious practice, was amended on May 15, 2018 to preempt local laws on the subject.
Massachusetts: House Bill 4486 (new number for HB4479), 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 and prohibits the sale of tobacco products at health-care institutions, was read and referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on May 14, 2018.
Vermont: House Bill 922, which imposes a new tax on e-cigarettes and vapor products of 46% of the wholesale price, passed the Senate on May 11, 2018.