If you have been negatively affected by the ban, please testify in person or submit written testimony.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is holding a public hearing tomorrow on the vape ban, and your opinion matters. Testing has shown that tainted vape products are being sold by underground sources, so it is critical for regulators to understand the need for regulated products that have been tested and shown to be free of contaminants.
If you have been negatively affected by the ban, this is a great opportunity to share your perspective with policymakers in person or in writing. Here are the details:
WHAT: Public hearing on regulation of vaping products
WHERE: Public Health Council Room, second floor of the Department of Public Health Building, 250 Washington Street, Boston
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To submit written testimony, which will accepted until 5 p.m., send email to Reg.Testimony@state.ma.us. “Vaping products regulation” should be in the subject line, and department officials ask that all submissions include the sender’s full name and address.
In other news, it has now been one full year since the advent of retail sales to adults. As the Boston Globe has reported, there are now 33 stores open, and the state has logged $393.7 million in sales, suggesting that the program — despite its slow start — has produced nearly $67 million in state revenue and up to $11.8 in revenue for municipalities.
Please share this important news with your family and friends!