Massachusetts E-cigarettes and Vaping Ban Order

September 24, 2019

Governor Charles D. Baker has declared a public health emergency in the Commonwealth due to severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes and vaping products, and the epidemic of e-cigarette use among youth.

Massachusetts has issued an order to temporarily prohibit the sale and public display of all vaping products in retail establishments, online, and by any other means in Massachusetts. Vaping products may not be sold and all vaping products must be removed from public display. 

The products prohibited from sale and display include: 

  • All non-flavored and flavored vaping products, including mint and menthol; and products used to vapetetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and any other cannabinoid
  • Vape products are any product intended for human consumption by inhalation, regardless of nicotine content, whether for one-time use or reusable, that relies on vaporization or aerosolization, including but not limited to e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes, vape pens, hookah pens, and other similar devices that reply on vaporization or aerosolization.  This includes any component, part, or accessory of these product or devices defined, even if sold separately.

The Commissioner’s Order is effective immediately, the Order lasts for four months and may be extended. If the retailer does not comply with this Order it may result in fines, seizure of vape products or other penalties. 

Information on Massachusetts e-cigarette and vaping Public Health Emergency may be found here.

The information on this page may be found here: Letter to Retailers

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