Effective July 1, 2016, as enacted by the Vermont Legislature, no person shall engage in the retail sale of tobacco substitutes without also obtaining a tobacco substitute endorsement from the Department of Liquor Control. Tobacco licenses and tobacco substitute endorsements shall expire at midnight, April 30, of each year.
"Tobacco substitute" means products, including electronic cigarettes or other electronic or battery-powered devices, that contain and are designed to deliver nicotine or other substances into the body through inhaling vapor and that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for tobacco cessation or other medical purposes. Products that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for tobacco cessation or other medical purposes shall not be considered to be tobacco substitutes. The annual fee of the endorsement is $50. CLICK HERE for the application and instructions.
"Every day, the Vermont Foodbank and our Network Partner food shelves, meal sites, and senior centers work with local retailers to get food to Vermonters facing hunger. The Fresh Rescue Program creates a relationship that allows retailers to donate fresh, perishable food that they are ready to move off the shelves, that is still edible and fit for consumption, to Network Partners who can then distribute healthier food at their organization. The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Law helps make donations like this possible and network partners are equipped with proper storage and food safety training to transport, store, and distribute food properly. If you’d like to participate in the Fresh Rescue Program, please contact Kelsey Morley, firstname.lastname@example.org, Retail Store Program Manager, at the Vermont Foodbank to learn more."