By Bob Katzen
This bill Would repeal the state’s 2000 law that bans flavored vaping and tobacco products—including mint and menthol cigarettes.
“The state menthol ban was put in place as a reactionary measure for the rare occasion where it was deemed harmful, without much thought to the potential implications of the legislation,” said sponsor Sen. Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton). “With my legislation to repeal the menthol ban, it would make the sale of current menthol products legal and subject to the regulatory and taxation requirements of the state, ensuring that the product is made and distributed according to our standards. It would also benefit small businesses that lost out on a significant portion of their income when the initial ban was hastily passed into law.”