State tobacco-related legislative bills that have been acted on by a state legislative committee or state legislature are listed below alphabetically by state:
Florida: SB810, which would have increased the age for purchase of tobacco and vapor products from 18 to 21 years of age and would have also banned the sale of flavored liquid nicotine products, was vetoed by the Governor on September 8, 2020. The Governor cited the following as the basis for his decision to veto this legislation:
- The Federal legal purchase age is already 21 years of age.
- Hundreds of thousands of Floridians vape as a lower risk alternative to smoking.
- This legislation could push more people to return to smoking cigarettes.
- The threat of a hazardous black market.
- Eliminating legal products for adults would not reduce youth vaping.
New York: Assembly Bill 8808a (same as S6809a), which bans all flavored tobacco products (including menthol), was amended and recommitted to the Assembly Health Committee on September 9, 2020.