What does this mean for City of Portland tobacco retailers?

In the City of Portland sales to persons under the age of 21 is strictly prohibited. There is no exception for persons who are 18 on or before July 1, 2018 for tobacco retailers in the City of Portland.


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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?