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H.113

Introduced by Representatives Pugh of S. Burlington, Donahue of Northfield, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Haas of Rochester, Koch of Barre Town, Mrowicki of Putney and Orr of Charlotte

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Health; human services; tobacco cessation for teens

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to allow youth to access and consent to state smoking cessation programs. 

AN ACT RELATING TO ALL-AGE ACCESS FOR TOBACCO CESSATION PROGRAMS

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  18 V.S.A. § 9503(b) is amended to read:

§ 9503.  VERMONT TOBACCO PREVENTION AND TREATMENT PROGRAM

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(b)  By June 1, 2001, the department and the board shall jointly establish a plan, that includes goals for each program component listed in subsection (a) of this section, for reducing adult and youth smoking rates by 50 percent in the following 10 years.  By June 1 of each year, the department and the board shall jointly establish goals for reducing adult and youth smoking rates in the following two years, including goals for each program component listed in subsection (a) of this section.  Smoking cessation services, including the services provided by Quitline, shall be considered medically necessary services to be provided upon the consent of any youth who is a smoker or user of tobacco products as defined in section 1001 of Title 7.  



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The Vermont General Assembly
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