Amendment #11 to H.3382

Definition of smokeless tobacco

Representatives Hecht of Watertown and Lewis of Winchester move that the bill be amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section:

Section XX. The second paragraph of section 1 of chapter 64C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the words “snuff, snuff flour and any other tobacco or tobacco product prepared in such manner as to be suitable for chewing, including, but not limited to cavendish, plug, twist and fine-cut tobaccos‟ and inserting in place thereof the following words:– “any product containing, made, or derived from tobacco that is intended for human consumption, whether chewed, absorbed, dissolved, inhaled, snorted, sniffed, or ingested by any other means other than smoking, or any component, part, or accessory of a tobacco product, including, but not limited to, snuff; snuff flour; cavendish; plug and twist tobacco; fine-cut and other chewing tobacco; shorts; refuse scraps, clippings, cuttings and sweepings of tobacco, and other kinds and forms of tobacco; but does not include cigars, cigarettes, or smoking tobacco as defined in chapter 64C. ‘Smokeless tobacco’ excludes any tobacco product that has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for sale as a tobacco cessation product, as a tobacco dependence product, or for other medical purposes, and is being marketed and sold solely for such an approved purpose.”

Additional Cosponsors
Jonathan Hecht
Jason M. Lewis