Op-Ed: No good will come from ban on flavored tobacco in Maine


It’s 2023. Not a drop of alcohol has touched the lips of an American citizen for 103 years. After the 18th Amendment was ratified, everyone willfully gave up booze without a fight.

In fact, Americans were so willing to surrender to Prohibition, police never had to enforce the federal and state laws that followed. There was no bootlegging, mobs or other organized crime. Americans knew there was nothing they could do to evade the new rules so they complied.

This narrative is, of course, nonsense.

By all accounts, Prohibition was a catastrophic policy failure. So too will be government efforts to ban flavored tobacco.

Click here to read the full article in the Portland Press Herald.