Senate gives preliminary approval to flavored tobacco ban in Vt.

Vermont’s lawmakers take a big first step in banning flavored tobacco products and e-liquids.
Published: Mar. 29, 2023 at 7:02 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont lawmakers have taken a big first step toward banning flavored tobacco products and e-liquids.

The Senate gave preliminary approval to S.18.

The bill would ban the retail sale of flavored cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and e-liquids.

It would also get the Attorney General’s Office to report on the extent to which Vermont may legally restrict advertising and regulate labels for the products.

Sen. Ginny Lyons, D-Chittenden County, said the goal is to protect the health of Vermont’s kids, who find the products appealing.

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