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Vaping

12/12/2019: The state’s Public Health Council yesterday  approved new regulations that restrict the sale of nicotine vaping and flavored vaping and tobacco products. This action follows the Legislature’s passing and Governor Charlie Baker’s signing into law An Act Modernizing Tobacco Control, which provided the Massachusetts Department of Public Health with additional authority to regulate access to tobacco and electronic nicotine delivery systems, including vapes. With yesterday’s actions, the Governor’s temporary statewide ban on the sale of vaping products in place since September is no longer in effect.

 Effective immediately, the new law places the following restrictions:

1)      The sale of non-flavored nicotine vaping products (with a nicotine content of less than 35 milligrams per milliliter) is restricted to stores licensed to sell tobacco products, such as convenience stores, gas stations, and other retail outlets.

2)      The sale of non-flavored nicotine vaping products (with a nicotine content over 35 milligrams per milliliter) is restricted to licensed, adult-only retail tobacco stores and smoking bars.

3)      The sale and consumption of all flavored nicotine vaping products may only occur within licensed smoking bars.

The regulation also includes additional signage that must be posted where vaping products are sold.  The complete regulation and sign requirements can be found here .  Please click here to access printable signs.  The signage requirement must be met before you begin reselling vape products. 

 A chart on what tobacco products can be sold where can be found here.