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Article - Health - General




§13–1001.

    (a)    In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.

    (b)    “Administrative Component” means the component of the Program that is established under § 13-1014 of this subtitle.

    (c)    “Baseline Tobacco Study” means the study that is conducted under § 13-1003 of this subtitle.

    (d)    “Cigarette Restitution Fund” means the fund that is established under § 7-317 of the State Finance and Procurement Article.

    (e)    “Community Health Coalition” means a coalition established under § 13-1008(b)(1) of this subtitle.

    (f)    “Comprehensive Plan for Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation” means a plan that is developed under § 13-1008(b)(2) of this subtitle.

    (g)    “Counter-Marketing and Media Component” means the component of the Program that is established under § 13-1013 of this subtitle.

    (h)    “County” includes Baltimore City.

    (i)    “Local health officer” means:

        (1)    The head of a county health department; or

        (2)    A person designated by the Department under § 13-1008(g) of this subtitle.

    (j)    “Local Public Health Component” means the component of the Program that is established under § 13-1006 of this subtitle.

    (k)    “Local Public Health Tobacco Grant” means a grant distributed by the Department to a county under §§ 13-1006 through 13-1012 of this subtitle.

    (l)    “Maryland Adolescent Survey” means the Maryland Adolescent Survey that is administered by the Maryland State Department of Education.

    (m)    “Master Settlement Agreement” means the Master Settlement Agreement executed by the State and participating tobacco manufacturers.

    (n)    “Minority individual” means a woman or an individual of African American, Hispanic, Native American, or Asian descent.

    (o)    “National Public Education Fund” means the National Public Education Fund that was established under the Master Settlement Agreement.

    (p)    “Program” means the Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program established under § 13-1002 of this subtitle.

    (q)    “Statewide Public Health Component” means the component of the Program that is established under § 13-1005 of this subtitle.

    (r)    “Surveillance and Evaluation Component” means the component of the Program that is established under § 13-1003 of this subtitle.

    (s)    (1)    “Targeted minority population” means a minority population to which the tobacco industry disproportionately marketed tobacco products.

        (2)    “Targeted minority population” includes:

            (i)    Women; and

            (ii)    Individuals of African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian descent.

    (t)    “Task Force Report” means the report entitled “Making Maryland the Tobacco Free State” that was issued in December 1999 by the Governor’s Task Force to End Smoking in Maryland.

    (u)    (1)    “Tobacco product” means any product that is:

            (i)    Intended for human inhalation, absorption, ingestion, smoking, heating, chewing, dissolving, or any other manner of consumption that is made of, derived from, or contains:

                1.    Tobacco; or

                2.    Nicotine; or

            (ii)    An accessory or component used in any manner of consumption of a product described in item (i) of this paragraph.

        (2)    “Tobacco product” includes:

            (i)    Cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff, and snus;

            (ii)    Electronic smoking devices; and

            (iii)    Filters, rolling papers, pipes, and liquids used in electronic smoking devices regardless of nicotine content.

        (3)    “Tobacco product” does not include a drug, device, or combination product authorized for sale by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

    (v)    “Uninsured individual” means an individual:

        (1)    For whom the appropriate treatment is not covered by private health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, or the Maryland Children’s Health Program; and

        (2)    Who the Department determines does not have the financial means to pay for appropriate treatment.

    (w)    “Youth Tobacco Survey” means the Youth Tobacco Survey developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administered by the Department with the assistance of the Maryland State Department of Education.