MI to become the first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes

Michigan Vaping Ban - First State to ban Sale And Distribution Of Flavored E-Cigarettes

Michigan Vaping Ban - First State to ban Sale And Distribution Of Flavored E-Cigarettes

The measure goes into effect in the next 30 days and bars the sale of any flavoured vaping products in retail stores and online.

The Michigan governor has used her executive power to put in place a six-month ban on flavored e-cigarettes. "That ends today", Whitmer said in a written statement, noting that Michigan's chief medical executive determined that youth vaping constitutes a public health emergency.

"Governor Whitmer has taken bold and appropriate action in response to the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use", said Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association.

Vaping advocates disagreed with Michigan's ban, and said that it will drive people back to traditional cigarettes. We look forward to supporting the lawsuits that now appear necessary to protect the right of adults to access these harm reduction products.

The Washington Post reports that vaping lobbyists claim a black market will form in the wake of the ban.

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The rise in teen vaping has been driven mainly by flavored cartridge-based products such as Juul. "We urge the FDA to move urgently to protect public health and exercise strict oversight over all e-cigarette products". "The fact of the matter is, every time our kids inhale this they are putting nicotine into their system, which we know is an incredibly addictive drug, but in combination with the other chemicals that they use in these products, and the metal fragments, we're seeing kids showing up with these severe respiratory illnesses that we need to address".

"Behind the candy taste, however, is a product that hooks kids and adults alike: E-cigarettes can deliver nicotine more than twice as quickly as tobacco cigarettes", she wrote in her announcement to MI state senators.

"Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer took aggressive action to protect MI kids from the harmful effects of vaping".

The governor also prohibited what she called misleading descriptions of vapor products such as "clear", "safe" and "healthy" and ordered the enforcement of an existing ban on using billboards to advertise for e-cigarettes.

Most experts agree the aerosol is less harmful than cigarette smoke since it does not contain most of the cancer-causing byproducts of burning tobacco. Ron Wyden of OR announced federal legislation that would tax e-cigarettes in the same way as traditional cigarettes.

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