Yesterday, Michigan became the first state to ban flavoured e-cigarettes — after a rash of teens were hospitalized across the country with vaping-related illnesses. The Governor announced a temporary six-month ban, saying that the state’s health department has deemed youth vaping to be a health crisis. It will go into effect immediately.
From the NY Times:
Ms. Whitmer, who would become the nation’s first governor to issue such a ban, said the decision came in response to increased e-cigarette use among teenagers and marketing that she said targeted youths. Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the state’s chief medical executive, called youth vaping a public health crisis. “Companies selling vaping products are using candy flavors to hook children on nicotine and misleading claims to promote the belief that these products are safe,” Ms. Whitmer, a Democrat, said in a statement. “That ends today.”
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