City and State Vape Ban Watch

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New York

The sale of all flavors is prohibited for at least 90 days (except for a few tobacco flavors). The ban was passed Sept. 17, 2019 and will be enforced beginning October 4, 2019.  There is talk that menthol could also be added to the list of prohibited flavors.  The governor’s office expects the state legislature to pass a permanent ban on vaping products in 2020.


All flavored producrts (including menthol) is banned for a minimum of six months.  This could be extended an additional six months.  The state Department of Health is looking into making these changes permanent.


Massachusetts is currently under a four-month emergency ban on the sale of vaping products and liquid.  The flavor ban goes even a step futher in banning all tobacco flavors and THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Recreational marijuana is legal in the state, but the governor says the ban is needed while new legislation and regulation are explored.


The governor in Ohio is asking lawmakers to pass a ban on almost all flavored vaping liquids, including mint and menthol.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s governor signed an executive action that ordered the state Health Department to create emergency regulations banning the sale of flavored eliquids.


The governor of Washington has asked the state Board of Health to enact an emergency ban on the sale of vape flavors as well as vapes containing THC. Recreational marijuana is also legal in Washington.

San Francisco

Months before other states took notice, in June San Francisco approved a ban of all vaping related products (flavors, and equipment).  The ban will go into effect in 2020.

Los Angeles

The city’s Board of Supervisors voted in September to ban all flavors (including menthol) in addition to all vaping equipment.

San Diego

The city’s Board of Supervisors is expected to vote in October on whether or not to ban the sale of flavored vaping products.


A proposal is being considered in the City Council that would ban all vaping and e-cigarette products.

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