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File #: 180556    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: LAPSED
File created: 5/24/2018 In control: Committee on Public Health and Human Services
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Chapter 9-600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Service and Other Businesses," to prohibit the sale of tobacco products, electronic smoking devices, and unapproved nicotine delivery products at establishments where health care services are provided, including where pharmaceutical drugs are sold; amending definitions and enforcement provisions related to retail permits for the sale of cigarettes and tobacco; and providing for penalties for certain sales of cigarettes, tobacco and electronic smoking devices and unapproved nicotine delivery products; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Green
Indexes: ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES, TOBACCO AND TOBACCO-RELATED PRODUCTS TAX
Code sections: 9-600 - Service Businesses
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 18055600.pdf
Title
Amending Chapter 9-600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Service and Other Businesses," to prohibit the sale of tobacco products, electronic smoking devices, and unapproved nicotine delivery products at establishments where health care services are provided, including where pharmaceutical drugs are sold; amending definitions and enforcement provisions related to retail permits for the sale of cigarettes and tobacco; and providing for penalties for certain sales of cigarettes, tobacco and electronic smoking devices and unapproved nicotine delivery products; all under certain terms and conditions.

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WHEREAS, Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of death and disease in the City of Philadelphia, which has the highest smoking rate of the ten largest U.S. cities;

WHEREAS, Tobacco is a unique and deadly consumer product with no safe level of use;

WHEREAS, The sale of tobacco products and electronic smoking devices at establishments where health care services are provided, including pharmacies, is contrary to the health-promoting mission of these organizations;

WHEREAS, The availability of tobacco products and electronic smoking devices at establishments where health care services are provided can promote smoking initiation among youth, promote consumption, and prevent successful cessation among adults; and

WHEREAS, Prohibiting tobacco sales at establishments where health care services are provided can lead to lower tobacco purchases community-wide; now, therefore

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 9-600 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 9-600. SERVICE AND OTHER BUSINESSES.

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ยง 9-631. Tobacco Retailer Permit and Tobacco-Free Health Care Establishments.

(1) Definitions. For purposes of this Section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

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"Electronic Smoking Device." [An electronic device, the use of which simula...

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