New Vape Regulations in Massachusetts

Electronic cigarettes or Vape products have made the headlines in the state of Massachusetts, where anyone under 18-years-old will be barred from buying e-cigs beginning September 25. In addition to the new age limit being implemented statewide, Massachusetts will also require that e-liquid, e-juice and any gels used in electronic cigarettes will have to be sold in child-resistant packaging.

The new regulations, which were approved by the attorney general’s office and filed Friday, September 11, also include several other requirements involving the distribution of e-cigarettes, such as:

  • No promotional giveaway or distribution of e-cigarettes
  • E-cigarettes must be kept out of the reach of customers
  • E-cigarettes may only be sold through face-to-face purchases except in adults-only establishments
  • E-cigarettes cannot be sold through vending machines

The new regulations that are being implemented in Massachusetts can be seen as a sign that the government is starting to recognize the e-cigarette and vaping community as an industry that is here to stay. Previously in Massachusetts, age limitations on the sales of e-cigarettes were governed by each city or county with no statewide regulations.

Requiring child-proof packaging will increase liability protection for retailers in the vape industry and may have a lasting effect on e-cigarette insurance premiums if it becomes the industry standard. The tougher packaging requirement will help prevent accidents caused by children ingesting e-juice.

Despite Massachusetts and other states continuing to improve safety regulations on the e-cigarette industry, retailers are still vulnerable to insurance claims. For owners of vape shops, e-cigarette outlets and e-liquid manufacturing companies, finding an adequate insurance policy can be very tricky. Calco Commercial Insurance has specialized in providing vape insurance policies since 2008, continually updating the policy’s coverage to ensure the best coverage for vape shops and e-liquid manufacturers.

To get a quote from Calco Commercial Insurance on vape shop or e-liquid manufacturer insurance, call 818-906-7900 or visit the e-cigarette insurance website and fill out an application.

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