27th July 2023
US - Maine: Bill LD 1215 has been passed by the Senate and now heads to the House. It would ban the sale and distribution of tobacco products and e-cigarettes with any flavour other than tobacco flavour – and any for which a public statement or claim suggested a non-tobacco taste or cooling sensation. It would also update the state definitions of “Electronic smoking device” and “Flavored tobacco product”.
21st April 2023
11th April 2023
22nd March 2023
9th January 2023
- Maine: A statewide flavour ban has been proposed in the legislative session in Maine, which would ban flavoured tobacco products including e-cigarettes if passed. In December, South Portland enacted a flavour ban, joining the Portland, Brunswick, and Bangor communities. The Maine State Legislature has already begun its session, but the bill has not yet been assigned to a committee, according to the media.
21st December 2022
- US - Maine: Yesterday, 20th December, the South Portland City Council approved a ban on the sale of flavoured tobacco products including e-cigarettes and menthol-flavoured products. The ban will become effective on 1st April 2023, making South Portland the fourth community in Maine to ban flavoured tobacco.
7th December 2022
US - Maine: South Portland City Council is considering a ban on the sale of flavoured tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. Councillors voted 5-2 yesterday in favour of the ban, which will include menthol products, press reports. South Portland, which has a population of 27,000, could become the fourth Maine community to ban flavoured tobacco, a previous attempt having failed in 2019.
21st April 2022
US - Maine: The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has issued a public statement praising Brunswick Town Council after it passed an ordinance on Tuesday prohibiting the sale of flavoured tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 1st June. The pressure group is urging the state legislature to enact a state-wide flavour ban by passing bill LD 1550.
30th March 2022