AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TOBACCO USE PREVENTION FUND IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH, CHRONIC DISEASE AND INJURY SECTION, THAT IS DEDICATED TO PREVENTING YOUTH E-CIGARETTE NICOTINE DEPENDENCE (“THE END ACT”).
Includes whereas clauses.
Enacts new GS 14-313.5 creating the Tobacco Use Prevention Fund (Fund) in the Division of Public Health, Chronic Disease and Injury Section (Division) within DHHS, to prevent the use of new and emerging tobacco products, especially among youth and people of childbearing age. Prohibits DHHS from using the funds in the Fund for anything beyond the seven stated purposes, including creating regional tobacco use prevention programs and tracking youth tobacco use and exposure. Requires DHHS to administer the Fund and allows up to 10% of the amount appropriated to the Fund each fiscal year from the Settlement Reserve Fund to be used for administrative purposes. Requires DHHS to report annually by March 1 to the specified NCGA committee and division on the expenditures from the Fund.
Amends GS 143C-9-3 to appropriate $17 million from the Settlement Reserve Fund to the Tobacco Use Prevention Fund.
Effective July 1, 2019.
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