Boston’s NPR affiliate reports:
Gov. Charlie Baker has signed one of the most sweeping laws pertaining to vaping and flavored tobacco products in the country. The new law will affect flavored tobacco and vaping sales.
Retailers will no longer be allowed to sell flavored vape cartridges. They will be able to sell devices that deliver nicotine, but not flavored nicotine. Backers of the law argue that flavored vapes have enticed younger users into vaping. Other flavored tobacco products are also being banned.
There was some debate about exempting menthol cigarettes from the ban, but backers of the law prevailed, arguing that including menthol as a banned flavor will help the new law be more effective.
Sales of menthol and other flavored tobacco products will be banned in Massachusetts, and e-cigarettes will be heavily taxed under a new law signed by the governor. https://t.co/gMcxIzDoiB
— Bloomberg Tax (@tax) November 27, 2019
Massachusetts on Wednesday became the first state to institute a permanent ban on the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including mint and menthol cigarettes. https://t.co/2T9ELHZGE6
— masslivenews (@masslivenews) November 27, 2019