November 27, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022

Two years after Massachusetts approved menthol ban, some lawmakers seek reversal

Madeleine Pearce ,

Boston University Statehouse Program

After the 2019 ban went into effect, reports of “black market” flavored tobacco sales increased, and consumers left the state to make purchases, according to Kyle Feldman, vice president of National Convenience Distributors. The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation estimates that the state could lose over $100 million per year in tax revenue from sales.