Some in the Maine legislature want to ban wintergreen dip and menthol cigarettes. Tell them to keep away from adult tobacco products and focus only on products youth are using like flavored disposable vape products.
I do not support Maine banning all flavored tobacco products. The Health and Human Services Committee’s Minority Report offers a reasonable approach to closing the FDA loophole to address the issue of minors using flavored disposable vape pens while leaving products that adults prefer on the market. It is a targeted, reasonable approach for any legislator who wants to take action but knows traditional tobacco products are preferred by adults and should remain legally available and sold by licensed Maine retailers.