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Title 18 : Health

Chapter 225 : Tobacco Prevention, Cessation, and Control

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 9501)
  • § 9501. Definitions

    As used in this chapter:

    (1) [Repealed.]

    (2) “Secretary” means the Secretary of Human Services.

    (3) “Agency” means the Agency of Human Services, unless the context requires otherwise.

    (4) “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Health.

    (5) “Department” means the Department of Health, unless the context requires otherwise.

    (6) “Eligible activity” means any activity that will carry out either or both of the dual purposes of freeing Vermonters from addiction to tobacco and ensuring that the youth of Vermont in this generation and in generations to come are free from tobacco addiction. Eligible activities include the following:

    (A) establishing anti-addiction programs that are accessible to all Vermonters;

    (B) creating and fostering anti-tobacco educational programs for use in Vermont schools;

    (C) creating and fostering anti-tobacco advertising;

    (D) establishing community outreach programs;

    (E) supporting tobacco control enforcement activities; and

    (F) evaluating the effectiveness of tobacco cessation, prevention, and control programs.

    (7) “Litigation Settlement Fund” means the Vermont Tobacco Litigation Settlement Fund established by 32 V.S.A. § 435a.

    (8) “Program” means the Vermont tobacco prevention and treatment program established under this chapter.

    (9) “Tobacco litigation settlement” means the Master Settlement Agreement between members of the tobacco industry and the State of Vermont, approved by the Vermont Superior Court on December 14, 1998 and finalized in Vermont on January 13, 1999.

    (10) “Trust Fund” means the Tobacco Trust Fund established by this chapter. (Added 1999, No. 152 (Adj. Sess.), § 271, eff. May 29, 2000; amended 2019, No. 82, § 4; 2023, No. 6, § 242, eff. July 1, 2023.)