State tobacco-related legislative bills that have been introduced in the past week are listed below alphabetically by state:
Idaho: The following bills were introduced on March 16, 2023, and will be considered in the House Revenue and Taxation Committee on March 17, 2023: House Bill 330 implements a cigar tax cap of fifty cents per cigar. House Bill 331 (same as House Bill 199) imposes a tax on electronic smoking products and devices at the rate of 40% of the wholesale price.
Massachusetts: House Bill 2763 (same as SB1848) increases the cigarette tax to $4.01 per 20 pack (with floor tax) and increases the tax on cigars and smoking tobacco to 80% of the wholesale price. House Bill 2141 (same as SB1345) relates to tobacco harm reduction—exempts from the flavor ban any tobacco product that receives either a Marketing Granted Order authorizing the marketing of the product or a Modified Risk Tobacco Product order from the Food and Drug Administration. House Bill 2166 prohibits local Boards of Health from banning the sale of tobacco products sold legally in the Commonwealth.
Nevada: Assembly Bill 294, which bans the sale of flavored cigarettes or vapor products effective January 1, 2024, prohibits the sale of cigarettes to persons born after 2002, bans cigarette vending machines effective January 1, 2029, and bans the sale of all cigarettes effective January 1, 2030, (or January 1, 2029, for retailers not licensed before 2024), was introduced on March 14, 2023.