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.
When does it take affect?
Who does it apply to?
What are the consequences?
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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:
Gave Money to Someone to Buy for Them
Borrowed from Someone Else
Got from Someone Who Bought Legally
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