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New Bay State E-Cigarette Regulations To Take Effect Sept. 25

Last updated on June 13th, 2024 at 05:15 pm

New regulations prohibiting the sale of electronic smoking devices to minors and placing other restrictions on promotions and sales will go into effect Sept. 25 after Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey recently filed the finalized rules.

The sale of electronic cigarettes and other smoking devices will be prohibited to anyone under the age of 18, and all sales will be required to occur in a face-to-face exchange, except in cases where vending machines are located in an establishment open only to people 18 years old or older.

Samples, promotional giveaways and other free distribution will be prohibited under the new rules, and all retailers will be required to keep e-cigarettes out of the reach of consumers. While most of the new regulations will take effect Sept. 25, a packaging requirement mandating that all nicotine liquids and gels be sold in child-resistant packaging will take effect next year on March 15. The packaging restrictions are intended to keep children from ingesting the liquids or gels, which can carry high concentrations of nicotine.


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