Bill allows for more local restrictions on tobacco products in Maryland

A bill in the Maryland General Assembly would allow for localities to place more restrictions on the sale and distribution of cigarettes and other tobacco products.

Franchot announces largest tobacco bust in agency history

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot on Wednesday announced the agency’s largest tobacco bust ever, resulting in over $450,000 worth of seized contraband tobacco products.

Maryland will make smoking and vaping age 21

State legislation will increase the smoking age to 21 as well as reclassify all vape products and accessories as tobacco products.

Maryland may raise smoking age to 21, limit vape marketing

State legislation could raise the age to purchase tobacco and vapor products in Maryland from 18 to 21. Another bill would prohibit vapes from being sold in packaging that appeals to minors.

Maryland lawmakers looking to increase the age to buy tobacco products

State lawmakers are being asked to approve legislation that would raise the age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21. If approved and signed into law, Maryland would become the seventh state to increase the age for purchasing tobacco products.

Bills would strip regulatory power and contributions from Franchot

Two bills that would shift regulatory power of alcohol, tobacco and motor fuel from Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot’s office to a new commission — and limit those industries from donating money to Franchot — were discussed at competing press conferences and a heated committee meeting last week.

Maryland lawmakers look to increase the age to buy tobacco products

State lawmakers are being asked to approve legislation that would raise the age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21. If approved and signed into law, Maryland would become the seventh state to increase the age for purchasing tobacco products.

Legislative roundup: Oyster recycling; tobacco; female inmate health services

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The Maryland Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill that would further incentivize oyster shell recycling. “This bill continues to promote a very viable shell recovery program that’s been in existence for five years,” said Sen. Stephen…

Students urge state lawmakers to raise tobacco age of sale to 21

Students joined with advocates at Damascus High School on the Great American Smokeout Day. They say they’re hoping to jump-start a movement to raise the legal age of sale of tobacco products in Maryland from 18 years to 21 years.

Bill Would Ban Electronic Cigarettes Indoors in Public

Smoking electronic cigarettes would be banned indoors in public places as part of Maryland’s Clean Indoor Air Act under a bill Delegate Aruna Miller, D-Montgomery, presented Wednesday at a hearing of the House Economic Matters Committee.

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