Maine

Weekly News (May 2, 2022)

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Bangor, Maine Cancels Plans for Flavor Tobacco Ban

Bangor was the first city in Maine to pass a ban on flavored tobacco products. The law is being repealed before it took effect.

Brunswick, Maine Bans the Sale of All Flavored Tobacco Products

On Tuesday night, Brunswick became the third city in Maine to pass a flavored tobacco ban.

Portland, Maine Passes Flavored Tobacco Ban

On Monday, the Portland City Council unanimously approved the second reading of an ordinance that will ban the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine products,…

Bangor, Maine Votes to Ban Flavored Tobacco

The sale of flavored tobacco products in Bangor, Maine will come to an end next June after the Bangor City Council approved an ordinance by…

Maine Cigar Tax Hike Defeated for Now, Avoids Most Expensive Tax in the U.S.

Maine’s cigar tax will remain at its current level, at least for now. The Maine House of Representatives Committee on Taxation refused to advance H.P. 1039…

Bill Would Make Maine’s Cigar Tax Highest in the U.S.

A bill introduced in the Maine House of Representatives would double the state’s taxes on all tobacco products, taxing cigars at a rate of 86…

Lewiston, Maine Bans Smoking in Parks

Smoking in the parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities of Lewiston is a thing of the past, as this week the city council unanimously approved an…

Saco, Maine Bans Tobacco on All City-Owned Property

At its meeting on Tuesday, the Saco City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that will make all city-owned properties completely tobacco and smoke free, prohibiting…

Maine Tobacco Tax Increase Signed by Governor, Cigar Tax to Double

While the majority of the cigar industry was wrapping up the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nev., Maine Governor Janet Mills…

South Portland, Maine Overrides Exemption for Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

Last July, the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in Maine increased from 18 to 21-years-old, albeit with a provision for individuals who had already…