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File #: 140095    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 2/20/2014 In control: Committee on Public Health and Human Services
On agenda: Final action: 3/27/2014
Title: Amending Chapter 10-600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Public Places-Prohibited Conduct," by adding a new Section to prohibit the use of Electronic Smoking Devices in public places and in the workplace, under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Greenlee
Indexes: ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES
Code sections: 9-600 - Service Businesses, 9-622 - Cigarettes and Tobacco Products
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy14009501.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
4/9/20141 MAYOR SIGNED  Action details Not available
3/27/20141 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass Action details Not available
3/20/20141 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass Action details Not available
3/20/20141 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
3/20/20141 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK`S SECOND READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
3/13/20140 Committee on Public Health and Human Services HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
3/13/20140 Committee on Public Health and Human Services HEARING HELD  Action details Not available
3/13/20140 Committee on Public Health and Human Services AMENDED  Action details Not available
3/13/20141 Committee on Public Health and Human Services REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED  Action details Not available
2/20/20140 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass Action details Not available
Title
Amending Chapter 10-600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Public Places-Prohibited Conduct," by adding a new Section to prohibit the use of Electronic Smoking Devices in public places and in the workplace, under certain terms and conditions.

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WHEREAS, An e-cigarette is an electronic smoking device that simulates tobacco smoking; generally consists of a cartridge containing nicotine, a vaporizer or atomizer, a battery, and an indicator light; and may resemble a cigarette, cigar, pipe, pen or USB memory stick; and

WHEREAS, E-cigarettes can contain carcinogenic compounds, and their vapor can contain nicotine, heavy metals, and silicates; and

WHEREAS, E-cigarettes are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, and therefore the levels of their ingredients, including nicotine, are not readily known; and

WHEREAS, E-cigarette use has recently doubled among youth and adults in the United States; and

WHEREAS, E-cigarettes mimic the burning end of a conventional cigarette when being used and can cause confusion and difficulty in the enforcement of existing laws prohibiting smoking in indoor spaces; and

WHEREAS, The Clean Indoor Air Worker Protection Law has contributed to a 15% drop in smoking among adults and a 10% drop among youth in Philadelphia; and

WHEREAS, E-cigarettes are being marketed through mass media, social media, and celebrity endorsements and may re-normalize and glamorize smoking behaviors; and

WHEREAS, E-cigarettes are not a proven or approved treatment to help people quit smoking; now, therefore

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 10-600 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 10-600. PUBLIC PLACES-PROHIBITED CONDUCT.

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ยง 10-614. Electronic Smoking Devices.

(1) Definitions.

(a) "Electronic smoking device" means an electronic device that delivers nicotine or other substances via vapor for inhalation. The te...

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