Today, Michigan became the first state to announce an outright ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) explained the decision by saying, “As governor, I’m going to do it unilaterally until I can get the legislature to adopt a statute and write it into law.”
This executive decision will impact nearly half a million Michiganders who use e-cigarettes. The ban prohibits the retail or online sale of flavored e-cigarettes or vaping liquid, including mint and menthol flavorings. Flavored e-cigarettes account for nearly three quarters of all e-cigarettes, so the impact will be widely felt.
The governor cites increasing youth use of flavored e-cigarettes and recent CDC reports of respiratory illnesses that may be associated with e-cigarette use in justifying theRead More »