State pitches list of regulations against sale of nicotine products

The state Department of Public Health lists a “menu” of amendments that cities and towns might add to their “sale of tobacco” local measures, usually enacted as health regulations. The Abington Board of Health is considering adopting several of these options:

Expand regulation to include nicotine delivery products, including e-cigarettes


Include cessation sign requirement

Include sign requirements for nicotine delivery products

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No permit renewal if outstanding fines exist

Cap number of permits

Include minimum cigar package size/price


Ban blunt wraps

Ban redemption of coupons

Ban self-service displays

Ban vending machines

Ban nonresidential roll-your-own machines

Ban tobacco sales in health care institutions, including pharmacies

Ban tobacco sales in educational institutions, including colleges/universities

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