Vermont’s vape flavor ban was not passed. According to my understanding, the ordinance aims to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products and vape vapor.
[According to industry news] On May 19, reported that Vermont’s vape flavor ban was not passed. According to the editorial, the ordinance was intended to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products and vape vapor.
The bill (S.B. 18) states that if a company claims that its product has “a flavor or aroma other than tobacco flavor,” then the product would be considered a flavored tobacco product. The Vermont Senate passed S.B. 18 in late March, but it failed to pass a Vermont House committee.
In early 2023, various U.S. states proposed flavoring bans, and companies have taken different responses to these bans. A portion of cigarette companies have replaced the original menthol cigarettes by introducing new cigarettes containing synthetic coolants, in order to respond to the legal regulation of the states.
According to my understanding, earlier this year, the head of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products said the agency hopes that in the fall of 2023, a nationwide ban on flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes.