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File #: 140096    Version: 0 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 9-600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Service and Other Businesses," by clarifying penalties for violations of Section 9-622, entitled "Cigarettes and Tobacco Products," and by adding a new section to prohibit sales of electronic smoking devices and unapproved nicotine delivery products to minors, 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. CertifiedCopy14009600.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
4/9/20140 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
3/27/20140 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
3/20/20140 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
3/20/20140 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
3/20/20140 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 REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
2/20/20140 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
Title
Amending Chapter 9-600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Service and Other Businesses," by clarifying penalties for violations of Section 9-622, entitled "Cigarettes and Tobacco Products," and by adding a new section to prohibit sales of electronic smoking devices and unapproved nicotine delivery products to minors, 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-cigarettes mimic the burning end of a conventional cigarette when being used and are available in a variety of flavors, including fruit and candy flavors; 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, The percentage of youths who have used e-cigarettes doubled, from 3.3% to 6.8%, from 2011 to 2012; and

WHEREAS, E-cigarettes may hasten nicotine addiction and serve as a gateway for youth use of conventional cigarettes; and

WHEREAS, Philadelphia has been successful in reducing rates of youth smoking to 10% through restrictions on tobacco sales to minors, clean indoor air policies, and anti-smoking media campaigns; and

WHEREAS, There are currently no City or State restrictions on businesses selling e-cigarettes to minors or displaying them in a manner accessible to minors; now, therefore

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 9-600 of ...

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