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Connecticut: Laws and Regulations Summary

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Past LawsPending LawsCurrent LawsOur view

Past laws

SB 990

  • Would have banned the use of e-cigarettes in any public place where smoking is prohibited

HB 5286

  • Introduces complex labeling requirements for vapor products
  • Specific fonts, warning size, etc.

HB 5449

  • Redefines the use of electronic cigarettes in the definition of “Smoking”

HB 6290

  • Would require that advertising vapor products conforms with the requirements of advertising tobacco products

Pending laws

SB 290

  • Would prohibit the sale of vapor products to anyone under the age of 21

Current laws

HB 6283

  • Bans usage in areas where smoking is prohibited
  • Local government prohibited from regulating vaping more stringently than the state

Our view

Connecticut’s legislature has attempted to pass some of the more unique and restrictive e-cig regulation that we’ve seen so far. The attempted restrictions to advertising would inherently classify electronic cigarettes along with traditional tobacco, and this sort of regulation should be handled on the Federal level as opposed to the State level. Packaging and labeling requirements should also be defined at a Federal level, in order to avoid a patchwork of requirements that differ from state to state. State regulations such as these stress the importance of a federal presence on the matter, to prevent further divergence between the policies of the 50 states.