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- A person may not sell, distribute, or offer for sale to an individual under 21 years of age an electronic device, a component for an electronic device, or a product used to refill or resupply an electronic device that can be used to deliver nicotine to the individual inhaling from the device, including an electronic cigarette, cigar, cigarillo, or pipe.1
- A electronic nicotine delivery systems license is required for electronic nicotine delivery systems manufacturers, retailers, vape shop vendors, wholesaler distributors, or wholesaler importers; including specified application procedures and fees.2
- Maryland’s Clean Indoor Air Act has been amended to prohibit the use of vapor products where smoking is prohibited.3
Tobacco/Vapor 21 Law: Federal law passed December 20, 2019 prohibits sales of all tobacco and vapor products to anyone under the age of 21 years old. FDA stated law became effective on that date. States may choose to continue with current age law at the risk of losing federal funding. Maryland already bans the sale of tobacco and vapor products to minors and adults under the age of 21 years old.5
Flavor Bans: Federal law prohibits the sale of closed system devices (pods, cartridges) containing e-liquid in flavors other than tobacco or menthol.
- Smoke-free tobacco is subject to a state excise tax of 30% of the wholesale price.4
- Vapor products do not have an additional state excise tax.