Amendment #61 to H.3382

Cigar Amendment

Mr. Naughton of Clinton move that the bill be amended in Section 21 by adding the following subsection (k):-

(k) for the purposes of this section “artificially flavored tobacco products “ shall have the following meaning:

“artificially flavored tobacco products”, the cigarette, or any smoke emanating from that product, imparts a distinguishable flavor, taste or aroma other than tobacco, clove or menthol prior to or during consumption, including, but not limited to, any fruit, chocolate, vanilla, honey, candy, cocoa, dessert, alcoholic beverage, herb or spice flavoring; or the cigarette or any component part thereof is advertised or marketed as having or producing any such flavor, taste or aroma.

(i) no retailer shall possess on its retail premises or otherwise make available to its retail customer, with or without a fee, any individually packaged artificially flavored tobacco products. All artificially flavored tobacco products shall only be available to any retail customers in packages of three or more

(ii) There shall be a $2.00 excise tax on any artificially flavored tobacco product sold in the Commonwealth.