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House Bill No. 5293

Public Act No. 18-109

AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND VAPOR PRODUCTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2018) (a) For the purposes of this section:

(1) "Electronic nicotine delivery system" has the same meaning as provided in section 19a-342 of the general statutes.

(2) "Vapor product" has the same meaning as provided in section 19a-342 of the general statutes.

(3) "Retail establishment" has the same meaning as provided in section 19a-106a of the general statutes.

(b) (1) Except as provided in subdivision (3) of this subsection, no retail establishment may sell or offer for sale an electronic nicotine delivery system or a vapor product by any means other than an employee-assisted sale where the customer has no direct access to the electronic nicotine delivery system or vapor product except through the assistance of the employee of such retail establishment.

(2) No retail establishment may sell or offer for sale an electronic nicotine delivery system or a vapor product from a self-service display.

(3) The provisions of subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection shall not apply to a retail establishment if minors are prohibited from entering the retail establishment and the prohibition on minors entering the retail establishment is posted clearly on all entrances of the retail establishment.

Approved June 7, 2018