Will new signage be required for Portland stores?

Yes. Individual, corporation, partnership, unincorporated association or other entities may not sell or permit the sale of tobacco products in the City of Portland unless a clearly visible notice is posted at the location where tobacco products are available for purchase. The City of Portland shall provide this notice, which shall state “No person under the age of 21 may purchase tobacco products,” legibly printed in letters at least one-half inch high.

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1. What is the new Maine State Tobacco 21 law?
2. What is the City of Portland Maine Tobacco 21 ordinance?
3. Are there any exemptions to the City ordinance?
4. What does this mean for City of Portland tobacco retailers?
5. Why did Portland pass this ordinance?
6. What is defined as a tobacco product?
7. What are electronic cigarettes?
8. Will new signage be required for Portland stores?
9. How will the new legal sales age affect age verification?
10. Is there an age requirement for sales clerks?
11. What are the penalties for a violation?
12. When does this ordinance go into effect?
13. How will this ordinance be enforced?
14. How can I see the actual ordinance?
15. What if I have questions or need more information?