BOSTON (AP) — Health officials in Massachusetts are clarifying elements of the state’s four-month ban on the sale of all vaping products.
Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel said Thursday the ban doesn’t apply to the online sale of vaping products by Massachusetts retailers, provided that the person taking delivery of the item is outside of the state. Similar sales by phone are also allowed.
Any sales—by phone, in person or over the internet—to customers in Massachusetts are banned.
Bharel also clarified the ban does not apply to the advertisement of vaping products.
A national industry group has sued in federal court to end the ban saying it will destroy the state’s $331 million nicotine vapor products industry and cause “irreparable harm” to many law-abiding retailers, manufacturers, and distributors.
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