MASSACHUSETTS: On September 24, 2019, the Governor declared a public health emergency in response to the outbreak of severe lung disease associated with e-cigarettes and vaping products and the epidemic of e-cigarette use among youth. While the national investigation has not yet identified a specific e-cigarette or vaping product or substance that is linked to all cases, a common factor is a history of e-cigarette use and vaping. This led the Governor to declare this public health emergency.
With the goal of protecting the health of Massachusetts residents, and in accordance with Governor Baker’s public health emergency declaration, Dr. Monica Bharel, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, issued the following order:
The sale or display of all vaping products to consumers in retail establishments, online, and through any other means, including all non-flavored and flavored vaping products, including mint and menthol, including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and any other cannabinoid, is prohibited in the Commonwealth.