Brunswick plans to ban the sale of flavored tobacco

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The town of Brunswick could become the third community in Maine to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products. The cities of Portland and Bangor have already passed bans. Brunswick City Council held a public hearing Monday night on a proposed ordinance that would ban the sale, display or marketing of any flavored tobacco products. A first offense would result in a warning while subsequent offenses would result in fines. The board voted not to suspend its rules in order to vote on the matter Monday night. Instead, the order will be placed on the agenda for the next regular council meeting. If approved, the order will take effect June 1, 2022. That’s the same day the bans in Portland and Bangor will go into effect. There is a proposal to ban the sale and distribution of flavored tobacco products throughout Maine. This bill, LD 1550, remains listed as unfinished business by the legislature. The American Lung Association has repeatedly called on states, including Maine, to enact a statewide ban on flavored tobacco products.

The town of Brunswick could become the third community in Maine to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products. The cities of Portland and Bangor have already passed bans.

Brunswick City Council held a public hearing Monday night on a proposed ordinance that would ban the sale, display or marketing of any flavored tobacco products. A first offense would result in a warning while subsequent offenses would result in fines.

The board voted not to suspend its rules in order to vote on the matter Monday night. Instead, the ordinance will be put on the agenda for the next regular council meeting.

If approved, the order will go into effect June 1, 2022. That’s the same day the bans in Portland and Bangor go into effect.

There is a proposal to ban the sale and distribution of flavored tobacco products throughout Maine. This bill, LD 1550, remains classified as unfinished business by the legislator.

The American Lung Association has repeatedly called on states, including Maine, to enact a statewide ban on flavored tobacco products.

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