File #: Int 0577-2022    Version: * Name: Prohibiting the sale of flavored cigarettes.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 7/14/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the sale of flavored cigarettes
Sponsors: Rita C. Joseph, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Farah N. Louis, Shekar Krishnan, Francisco P. Moya, Carlina Rivera , Diana I. Ayala, Keith Powers , Erik D. Bottcher, Lincoln Restler, Gale A. Brewer, James F. Gennaro, Eric Dinowitz, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Pierina Ana Sanchez, Kevin C. Riley, Mercedes Narcisse, Oswald Feliz, Sandra Ung, Lynn C. Schulman, Julie Menin, Sandy Nurse, Althea V. Stevens, Shaun Abreu, Nantasha M. Williams, Julie Won, (in conjunction with the Manhattan Borough Preside, (in conjunction with the Brooklyn Borough Presiden, (in conjunction with the Bronx Borough President)
Council Member Sponsors: 26
Summary: This bill would ban the sale of menthol, mint, and wintergreen flavored cigarettes.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 577, 2. Int. No. 577, 3. July 14, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-14-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - July 14, 2022

Int. No. 577


By Council Members Joseph, Brooks-Powers, Louis, Krishnan, Moya, Rivera, Ayala, Powers, Bottcher, Restler, Brewer, Gennaro, Dinowitz, Salamanca, Sanchez, Riley, Narcisse, Feliz, Ung, Schulman, Menin, Nurse, Stevens, Abreu, Williams and Won (in conjunction with the Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Bronx Borough Presidents)


A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the sale of flavored cigarettes


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:


Section 1. Section 17-713 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

Flavored tobacco product. The term "flavored tobacco product" means any tobacco product that imparts a characterizing flavor[ other than menthol, mint and wintergreen]. A public statement or claim made or disseminated by the manufacturer of a tobacco product, or by any person authorized or permitted by the manufacturer to make or disseminate public statements concerning such tobacco product, that such tobacco product has or produces a characterizing flavor, [other than menthol, mint and wintergreen,] shall constitute presumptive evidence that the tobacco product is a flavored tobacco product.

§ 2. This local law shall take effect 90 days after its enactment into law, provided that the commissioner shall promulgate any rules necessary for implementing and carrying out the provisions of this local law prior to its effective date.





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