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File #: 180457    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 5/10/2018 In control: Committee on Public Health and Human Services
On agenda: Final action: 12/5/2019
Title: Amending Chapter 9-600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Service and Other Businesses," to add a new Section 9-637, entitled "Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products," prohibiting offering for sale and selling certain tobacco products other than cigarettes with characterizing flavors and fixing penalties; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember O'Neill
Indexes: TOBACCO AND TOBACCO-RELATED PRODUCTS TAX
Code sections: 9-600 - Service Businesses
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 18045701, As Amended.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy18045701
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
12/18/20191 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
12/5/20191 CITY COUNCIL     Not available Not available
6/7/20181 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/7/20181 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
6/7/20181 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/5/20180 Committee on Public Health and Human Services HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
6/5/20180 Committee on Public Health and Human Services HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
6/5/20180 Committee on Public Health and Human Services AMENDED   Action details Not available
6/5/20181 Committee on Public Health and Human Services REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
5/10/20180 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
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Amending Chapter 9-600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Service and Other Businesses," to add a new Section 9-637, entitled "Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products," prohibiting offering for sale and selling certain tobacco products other than cigarettes with characterizing flavors and fixing penalties; all under certain terms and conditions.

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WHEREAS, Tobacco use kills more than 3,500 Philadelphians each year and the average smoker loses 10 years of life as a result of tobacco use; and

WHEREAS, The health and economic burdens of tobacco use disproportionately fall on low-income Philadelphians, reflected in a 60% higher smoking prevalence for Philadelphians living in poverty compared to Philadelphians not living in poverty; and

WHEREAS, Characterizing flavors in tobacco products can increase the likelihood of tobacco use initiation and long-term addiction, are associated with fewer attempts to quit smoking as an adult, and can decrease the likelihood of successfully quitting; and

WHEREAS, 90% of current adult smokers started smoking by age 18 and 70% of teenagers who use tobacco in Philadelphia report using flavored tobacco; and

WHEREAS, Cigar use among black youth in Philadelphia doubled from 2011 to 2013 and has continued to rise since, driven by the wide availability of inexpensive, flavored cigars and the fact that stores in predominantly black neighborhoods are 74% more likely to display tobacco advertisements near children's products; and

WHEREAS, National and local data show that, while federal, state, and local laws prohibit the sale of tobacco products to minors, many young people are able to access tobacco products without directly purchasing them, so that complementary efforts to reduce the overall availability of flavored tobacco products in Philadelphia are needed; now, therefore


THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

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