Advertisement

Michigan Ban on Flavored Vaping Products Starts

Stores throughout Michigan have stopped selling flavored electronic cigarettes to comply with a ban that started Wednesday.  Stores throughout Michigan have stopped selling flavored electronic cigarettes to comply with a ban that started Wednesday.  |  Photo: WDIO

Updated: October 02, 2019 08:01 PM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Stores throughout Michigan have stopped selling flavored electronic cigarettes to comply with a ban that started Wednesday.
    
Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens declined to stop the ban with an injunction Wednesday. But she says she’ll hold another hearing on Oct. 8. Store owners are suing, saying the prohibition will cripple their business.
    
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has accused the makers of using candy flavors and deceptive ads to hook children. But critics say the emergency rules didn’t comply with Michigan’s regulatory process.
    
On the first day of the ban, police were visiting stores to spread the word. In Royal Oak, Lt. Al Carter says it’s a “hot topic everywhere.”
    
New York state has taken similar action to prohibit certain products. President Donald Trump has proposed a federal ban on flavored e-cigarettes and vaping products.

Advertisement

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Debate veers from 'How you doing?' to 'Will you shut up?'

AP FACT CHECK: Claims from Trump and Biden's first debate

Virus linked to COVID-19 found at four Duluth beaches

DPS investigating Monday's 911 outage

Superior man arrested in death of mother

NTSB: Pilot may have had lack of oxygen before Leech Lake crash

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement