Vaping With Flavor To End In Michigan
Michigan is poised to become the first state to formally ban on all flavored vaping and e-cigarette products. On-line and retail shops have a short period of time to deplete their inventory before the law takes effect in late October 2019.
In Michigan, The Department of Health and Human Services has an administrative process in place which allows the agency to create a regulation or policy which becomes law once authorized by the administration. The state's attorney, Dana Nessel and governor Gretchen Whitmer are supportive of this action by DHHS.
Comparisons of flavored vaping products are being made, liking their appeal to the "Joe Camel" (Camel cigarettes) marketing campaign of years past. Michigan's DHHS asserts that youth vaping constitutes a public health emergency by misleading young people as to their safety.
State Representative Beau LaFavre (R) Iron Mountain is opposed to the ban, with the belief that citizens rights are being taken away by the Governor.
The following statement was issued by Governor Whitmer: "As Governor, My number one priority is keeping our kids safe. And right now, companies selling vaping products are using candy flavors to hook children on nicotine and misleading claims to produce the belief that these products are safe. That ends today. Our kids deserve leaders who are going to fight to protect them. These bold steps will finally put an end to these irresponsible and deceptive practices and protect Michiganders' public health."