At its meeting on Tuesday, the Bar Harbor Town Council voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance banning the sale of flavored tobacco products and electronic smoking devices.

The ban, which goes into effect on June 1, makes it illegal for any retailer to sell, offer for sale, display, market or advertise for sale any flavored tobacco product with the town. Violators will face a fine between $50 and $100 for a first offense, while subsequent offenses within a 24-month period will come with fines between $300 and $1,000. The ban includes menthol products as well as typical flavored tobacco products such as those that impart tastes or smells of candy, mint, chocolate and alcoholic beverages.

Maine now has five cities that have enacted bans on the sale of flavored tobacco products, joining Bangor, South Portland, Brunswick and Portland.

Bar Harbor is home to just over 5,000 residents.

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