Update: As of January 15th, 2020 the FDA has released an additional statement. On December 20, 2019, the President signed legislation to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and raise the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years. It is now illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product – including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes – to anyone under 21. FDA will provide additional details on this issue as they become available.
This Maine Department of Environmental Protection has issued guidance to help retailers and grocers understand the new law taking effect in April of 2020. Please see the link for the guidance Q&A PDF. The plastic bag ban guidance describes 38 MRSA §1611, a statewide law regulating carry-out bags that includes a ban on point-of-sale single-use plastic bags and a small fee on recycled paper bags and on reusable bags made of plastic. The Department of Environmental Protection will update this guidance document as additional questions are received.