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Update: December 11, 2019
The Massachusetts Public Health Council has voted to adopt regulations to implement additional controls on the sale of nicotine vaping products. The regulation entitled 105 CMR 665; Minimum Standards for Retail Sale of Tobacco and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems takes effect upon publication with the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
This does not mean that vaping products are now safe. The public health concerns with the use of vaping products remain, however there are now interventions in place where previously there were almost none.
If you are a permitted retailer in Danvers, please review this this chart to learn about what products you may sell, and what you may not sell. Who sells what?
Update: December 6, 2019
For current information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's investigation into a multi-state outbreak of lung disease associated with vaping, please visit:
Update November 30, 2019
The Massachusetts Legislature has passed, and our Governor has signed into law, Chapter 133 of the Acts of 2019. This landmark law puts Massachusetts at the forefront of national tobacco policy. This act which modernizes tobacco control substantially restricts the availability of nicotine containing products along with many other measures designed to protect the citizens of the Commonwealth, and in particular, our youth. The Department of Public Health is planning the adoption of emergency regulations to implement the law and establish additional controls.
Update: September 24, 2019
Governor Baker has declared a Public Health Emergency pursuant to G.L. c. 17, s. 2A due to a multi-state outbreak of severe lung disease associated with the use of vaping. The Commissioner of the Department of Public Health then issued an Order prohibiting the sale or display of all vaping products in the Commonwealth.
In response, the Board of Health visited Tobacco Retailers and delivered the following notice: Order to remove vaping products