Tobacco & E-cigarettes

Bills that are relevant to tobacco and e-cigarette research taking place at the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living can be viewed here.

Tobacco & E-cigarettes

Bill # Author Status Brief Description Past Bills (2019)
HB 1255 State Rep. Steve Allison Referred to Ways & Means - 3/04/21 A tax is imposed on the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of an cigarette purchased from a retailer for storage, use, or other consumption in this state, except that the tax does not apply to the storage, use, or other consumption unless the tax imposed under Subchapter D, Chapter 151, applies to the storage, use, or other consumption. Companion Bill: SB 216HB 1523
HB 1523 State Rep. Shawn Nicole Thierry Referred to Ways & Means - 3/08/21 A person may not engage in business as an cigarette retailer in this state unless the person has been issued a permit from the comptroller. A person shall obtain a permit for each place of business the person owns or operates at which sales of e-cigarettes are made. Companion Bill: SB 216HB 1255
HB 3842 State Rep. Garnet F. Coleman Referred to Public Health - 3/23/21 A retailer is subject to disciplinary action as provided by this section if an agent or employee of the retailer commits an offense under this subchapter, Subchapter I, or Subchapter K. Companion Bill: SB 836
SB 216 State Sen. Nathan Johnson Referred to Finance - 3/03/21 A tax is imposed on each sale of an e-cigarette in this state, including a sale made through a marketplace, except that the tax does not apply to a sale unless the tax imposed under Subchapter C, Chapter 151, applies to the sale. Companion Bill: HB 1255HB 1523
SB 248 State Sen. Nathan Johnson Considered in public hearing - 3/30/21
A person may not engage in business as an cigarette retailer in this state unless the person has been issued a permit from the comptroller. A person shall obtain a permit for each place of business the person owns or operates at which sales of e-cigarettes are made.  
SB 440 State Sen. Cesar J. Blanco Referred to State Affairs - 3/09/21 A person may not sell, give, or cause to be sold or given a cigarette, e-cigarette , or tobacco product with a distinguishable taste or aroma other than the taste or aroma of tobacco, including the aroma or taste of: an alcoholic beverage; candy; chocolate or vanilla; fruit; an herb or spice; honey; menthol; or mint or wintergreen.
SB 836 State Sen. Carol Alvarado Referred to State Affairs - 3/11/21 A retailer is subject to disciplinary action as provided by this section if an agent or employee of the retailer commits an offense under this subchapter, Subchapter I, or Subchapter K. Companion Bill: HB 3842

Tobacco & E-cigarettes Resources: 

1. Teen Vaping in Texas  

2. Vaping Advertisements and Teens 

3. Vaping with Flavors 

4. Age of Initiation of Tobacco Products Among USA Youth and Young Adults   

5. CATCH My Breath   

6. Texas Adolescent Tobacco and Marketing Surveillance Study (TATAMS)    

7. Texas Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science on Youth & Young Adults (TCORS)  

8. Teen Vaping and Lung Disease  

9.  Quick Facts About JUUL 

10. Surgeon General Report, E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults  

11. Appeal of E-Cigarette Flavors  

12. FDA's Deeming Regulations for E-Cigarettes, Cigars, and All Other Tobacco Products 

13. THE FACTS on e-cigarette use among youth and young adults 

14. Extinguishing the Tobacco Epidemic in Texas  

15. About Electronic Cigarettes (E-Cigarettes)   

16. Campaign for Tobacco free Kids  

17. Truth Initiative