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Michigan is the first state to ban sales of flavored e-cigarettes in a move the governor says will curb teen vaping.
Whitmer, a Democrat, used her executive authority to impose a six-month ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. The ban can be renewed for another six months. Whitmer told MSNBC in an interview Wednesday morning that she hopes Michigan lawmakers will write the ban into law.
originally posted by: TheGreatWork
Logic says alcohol must be drank in it natural form too. Imagine what that would do to the liquor industry. It's unimaginable.
originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: CriticalStinker
I think education, parenting, family and strong communities are the answers that support good choices, not more laws restricting more freedoms.
I'm usually against these kind of restriction as I'm opposed to over regulation in General, but in this case I will make an exception as the flavored cartridges are being marketed to women and children, just like flavored cigarettes were back in the day. We've seen these tactics a before from big tobacco. It was wrong then and it is wrong now.
That said, I don't think they fit will make any difference as people who simply mail order theirs in from another state, or from places like China.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer directed the state health department to issue emergency rules to ban the sale of flavored nicotine vaping products in stores and online, the governor’s office said Wednesday.
originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: AaarghZombies
I get the kids part, but women? They're adults, they can make their own decisions.
I'm at the lowest nicotine level 3mg so i'm considering giving it up completely .
originally posted by: redmage
Sounds more like a knee-jerk reaction to the new cases of a recent and unknown "lung disease" being linked to vaping (over 200 cases so far with 1 fatality). As I've attempted to gather more info over the past week it seems to be coming out that it's more likely related to black-market/counterfeit THC oil cartridges flooding the market, but highly sketchy/lazy reporting often seems to insinuate that it's related to nicotine vaping instead.