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Out of 50 states, these have already moved towards legislature to ban or limit the sale of vaping products. Florida is not listed here, which means that Florida is still legally open to selling vaping products that meet regulatory requirements. Let’s start with Washington state…


As of October 9, the Governor said they are starting with banning flavored vapes, but hopes to extend beyond that in the future state legislature.


Limited sales of vape products to licensed tobacco stores and required those stores to place a notice of the dangers of vaping unregulated THC inside the store, even though such stores are not licensed to sell THC products.

Rhode Island

Similar to Washington, R.I. will ban the sale of flavored vapes, hoping to expand in the future.


The state’s governor has asked agencies to develop a proposal for a long-term solution during the 2020 legislature. In the meantime, there is a 180-day ban on the sale of flavored vaping products.

An injunction from a state appeals court two days later allowed flavored vaping products without THC to continue being sold. Only vaping products with THC are now banned.

New York

The Big Apple became the first state to actually apply a statutory ban on most flavored nicotine vaping products.

New Jersey

Lawmakers introduced bills that would prohibit the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. The bills will be introduced in next year’s legislative session.


The Treasure State on Oct. 8 announced a four-month ban of its own on flavored vaping products, that began yesterday (October 22).


The Great Lakes State was the first to approve a state-wide ban on vapes with sweet flavors, mint, and menthol.


On September 24 Governor Charlie Baker initiated a full ban for 4 months on all vaping products and devices in the state. Massachusetts’ ban applies to both online and retail sales of all kinds of nicotine and cannabis through Jan. 25, 2020, which makes them the first state to implement an online sale ban.


A bill was filed on September 13 to create the Flavored Tobacco Ban Act. If it passes it would ban the sale of both flavored e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco products.


State lawmakers are in the process of drafting legislation to ban flavored vape products and restrict advertising.


State law still allows the sale of vaping products, but San Francisco has banned the sale of all e-cigarettes within city limits.

By Marc Charles

Sources: Leafly, Esquire

Marc Charles has worked in Radio since 2005. Marc has been active in media in Detroit, Ohio, Canada, and Florida. When he's not blogging for Money Talk Radio, he covers UFC. Follow Marc on social media @TheLegalManMarc & @TheOctagram.