A day after Gov. Charlie Baker banned sales and displays of all vaping products and devices for four months, Welleley officials began hand-delivering letters to 11 local businesses that have been selling vaping products and accessories. The ban applies to both in stores and online and takes effect immediately.
Baker declared a public health emergency on Tuesday, Sept. 24 because of incidents of lung disease apparently associated with use of e-cigarettes and vaping products, especially among youths.
The products prohibited from sale and display are: non-flavored and flavored vaping products, including mint and menthol; and products used to vape tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and any other cannabinoid
Locally, the ban is enforced by the Wellesley Health Department, which will be making a repeat visit within 24 hours to make sure businesses are complying.
Penalties for failure to comply with the emergency may include fines and having vape products seized.