On June 1, 2020, the sale of flavored tobacco products will be banned at most retailers in the state of Massachusetts.

Today, Gov. Charlie Baker signed the new law into effect, which will also place a new 75 percent excise tax on vaping products and e-cigarettes.

While most stores will no longer be able to sell flavored tobacco products, businesses defined as “smoking bars” will be able to sell flavored tobacco products and vaping products.

The ban includes any added flavorings such as mint and menthol.

Despite not being a complete ban on flavored tobacco products, this is the most stringent restriction on flavored tobacco products passed by any state.

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I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.