What are electronic cigarettes?

Electronic cigarettes are battery-operated devices that contain nicotine and deliver vapor for inhalation. They may be sold as “e-cigs,” “e-cigarettes,” “e-hookahs” or under other names. Common brands include Blu, NJOY and Logic, although there are many others. Electronic cigarettes, as defined in the ordinance, include refills, cartridges and other component parts. Refills are sometimes called “e-liquid” or “e-juice”.

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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?