ROCKLAND — The Rockland City Council will consider whether to ban the sale of flavored tobacco used in electronic smoking devices.

Councilor Nicole Kalloch is the sponsor of the ordinance that will face an initial vote on the Council’s Monday, Dec. 12 meeting. The item will be on the Dec. 5 agenda setting meeting.

“No retailer shall sell or offer for sale any flavored tobacco product intended for use in any electronic smoking devices, or display, market, or advertise for sale within the City of Rockland, any flavored tobacco products intended for use in any electronic smoking devices,” the proposed ordinance states.

The city manager or designee will be responsible for enforcement of the prohibition. The manager or designee will issue a written warning to a retailer on a first violation.

The first formal violation after a warning could result in fines of $50 to $100 in a 24-month period. Fines for subsequent violations within the 24-month period could result in fines of $300 to $1,000 per offense.

Portland, Brunswick, and Bangor Councils have approved bans this year on the sale of flavored tobaccos in their communities. South Portland is also considering such a ban.

The American Lung Association of Maine has called for a statewide ban on the sale of flavored tobaccos, arguing that it is an effort to attract youth smokers.

The Council’s Dec. 5 meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and the Dec. 12 meeting starts at 6 p.m. at City Hall. People can participate via Zoom and watch it livestreaming on the city’s website.