May 6, 2009 - Maine's law banning flavored tobacco products goes into effect July 1, 2009. On September 25, 2007 the State of Maine enacted two new laws to restrict the sale of candy- and fruit-flavored tobacco products to minors, and to ban tobacco from school premises at all times.
The ban of tobacco from school premises at all times went into effect immediately.
The flavored tobacco products ban prohibits the sale or distribution of such products beginning July 1, 2009.
We all hope that this ban succeeds and as a result, other states and countries around the world can enact similar legislation. STOP - the Proliferation of Flavored Tobacco Products..
We must stay on top of this issue. Legislators in Maine have already been fooled by friends of the tobacco industry when they changed existing legislation so a flavored tobacco lozenge could be sold in the state.
Click on image to enlarge; we must prevent these flavored tobacco products from gaining a foothold. We'll end of with kids becoming nicotine addicts at 9-years old or younger.