LD2052 – An Act To Enact Restrictions on Electronic Smoking Devices and New Tobacco Products
On Wednesday, February 5th at 9:00AM the Maine Senate will host a public hearing on whether they should pass a bill in which would essentially “prohibit selling, furnishing, giving away or offering to sell, furnish or give away electronic smoking devices and nicotine liquid.”
There is a catch however, if the “United States Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration approves the used of electronic smoking devices as an evidence-based tobacco cessation strategy” then the State of Maine will reintroduce the sale of E-Cigarettes and E-Liquid, but with new regulations. If I can get be real honest here, it’s pretty apparent that the government tends to drag their feet, so this “temporary ban” would most likely end up being a permanent one.
One must ask themselves, “Why is the State of Maine trying so hard to extinguish vaping?” Could it be because the State of Maine raked in $1,016,828,228 (that’s billion) in payments by big tobacco from the Master Settlement Agreement of 1998? and vaping (according to the U.K) proves to reduce tobacco usage among adults?
Just recently the WHO (World Health Organization) just received harsh criticism for a “misleading” statement they published regarding e-cigarettes and vaping. U.K health experts, have said “not only is [the] new WHO vape report misleading, it’s factually incorrect on every single level.” 
If you cherish your right to vape as an ADULT, please attend the public hearing this Wednesday, February 5th at 9:00AM at the Cross Building in Augusta, room 209. Let the individuals who work for us, know how you truly feel about the matter.