Health officials in Massachusetts are clarifying elements of the state’s four-month ban on the sale of all vaping products.
Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel said Thursday the ban doesn’t apply to the online sale of vaping products by Massachusetts retailers — provided that the person taking delivery of the item is outside of the state. Similar sales by phone are also allowed.
Any sales — by phone, in person or over the internet — to customers in Massachusetts are banned.
Bharel also clarified the ban does not apply to the advertisement of vaping products.
A national industry group has sued in federal court to end the ban saying it will destroy the state’s $331 million nicotine vapor products industry and cause “irreparable harm” to many law-abiding retailers, manufacturers, and distributors.