The rules and regulations in The United States for vaping are changing almost daily, as governors in several different states have enacted executive orders the past few months to ban some or all vaping products in their states. Here is a breakdown of the current United States (American) vaping bans.
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Please note that not all bans in the United States are across the board. Some bans are fruit/sweet flavor bans only, and some also ban menthol flavouring, while others do not. There is only one current State wide ban of all vaping products.
We have broken down US Vaping bans into Federal, State and municipal bans.
FEDERAL VAPING BANS:
There are currently no Federal (US wide) vaping bans in place in the United States.
STATE VAPING BANS:
CALIFORNIA VAPING BAN:
On September 16th, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to allocate $20 million dollars for a “vaping awareness campaign”, as well as calling on state agencies to develop recommendations for limiting vaping products to those who are 21 and older. as well as reducing the sales of illegal and counterfeit vaping products. It further requests the California Department of Public Health to require retail stores selling vaping products to post warning signs about the health risks of vaping. [CITATION]
MASSACHUSETTS VAPING BAN:
On Sept 24th Gov. Charlie Baker announced a four-month statewide ban on retail and online sales of all marijuana and vaping products, flavoured or otherwise. This policy is in effect until January 25, 2020. [CITATION]
MICHIGAN VAPING BAN:
In early November Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an emergency ban on the online and retail sale of nicotine vaping products in any flavour except tobacco. The ban was made official September 18th, but on October 15th a Michigan Court of Claims judge sided with retailers who claimed that Whitmer overstepped her authority. The judges injunction lasts six months. [CITATION]
NEW YORK VAPING BAN:
On September 17th, Gov. Andrew Cuomo implicated a statewide ban on most flavored nicotine vaping products. It restricts the sales of most flavoured vaping products, but does not restrict the sales of menthol flavored vaping products. Menthol flavored cigarettes are currently for sale in New York State. The ban began to be enforced on October 4th after a two week grace period expired. Retailers currently face a fine of up to $2,000 for selling flavored vaping products. This ban is up for renewal every 90 days. [CITATION]
WASHINGTON VAPING BAN:
On October 9th, 2019, Gov. Jay Inslee used an executive order by way of health officials to ban the sale of flavored vaping products. This ban includes vapes containing THC. The ban will be in effect for 120 days. During the reading, “Shame” was being chanted by many vaper shop owners and vapers who had used the product to quit smoking cigarettes. [CITATION]
CITY (MUNICIPAL) VAPING BANS:
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA VAPING BAN:
San Francisco has banned the sale of all nicotine e-cigarette products in their city. [CITATION]
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (PROPOSED) VAPING BAN:
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is moving toward a ban of flavoured vaping products. [CITATION]
*This information is accurate to the best of our research and understanding as of September 15th, 2019 and subject to change. Please consult official municipal, state, and federal conduits to verify any and all information from this website. This information is for educational purposes only, and should not be considered official.