An Act to Prohibit the Furnishing of Tobacco Products to Minors

What the New Law States

If a person in any way aids or assists in furnishing, giving, selling or delivering a tobacco product for or to a minor (a person under the age of 21) they will have commited a Class D crime with a minimum fine of $500. This also applies to those adults who knowingly allow minors to possess and/or use tobacco products under their supervision.

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When does it take affect?

September of 2019 the Act to Prohibit the Furnishing of Tobacco Products to Minors was put into play.

Who does it apply to?

Any 21+ years old that provides or knowingly furnishes tobacco products for minors.
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What are the consequences?

The first offense is to be charged with a Class D crime, a minimum fine of $500 and up to $2000.

Where can I find out more information?

Scroll down for further resources linked and use the contact button to reach out and ask questions.

How Maine is Protecting its Future

The nicotine in vape and e-cigarette products damages the part of the brain that supports our decision making and cognitive skills. In teens, this part of the brain is not yet fully developed so becoming addicted to these products is not only very easy, but also damaging.

According to the 2019 Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS)

High School Students said that the top 3 ways they got their electronic vapor products were from the following:

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Gave Money to Someone to Buy for Them

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Borrowed from Someone Else

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Got from Someone Who Bought Legally

Direct Links for Further Resources:

Want to know more information and do some research on your own?

Here is a list of links that will take you directly to even more information to further educate yourself.

An Act to Prohibit the Furnishing of Tobacco Products to Minors

Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS)

The Health Effects of E-Cigarettes/Vape Products

Raise Awareness to New Law to Prevent Vaping in School

Parents Against Vaping

Vape Free Maine

If you have questions or would like more information please reach out!

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