LANSING, Mich. — Michigan banned the sale of
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said the ban was effective immediately and gave retailers, including online sellers, two weeks to comply. The ban includes menthol and mint
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Sept. 4 that Michigan would become the first state to move toward banning
“For too long, companies have gotten our kids hooked on nicotine by marketing candy-
Michigan officials said national health data on e-cigarette use found youth use spiked in recent years , including 78% of high students and 48% of middle school students reporting using the products.
Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan’s chief medical executive, called youth vaping “a public health emergency.”
“Today’s filing is necessary to protect the public health,” Khaldun said.
Owners of vape stores in New York have said they are considering a legal challenge to the ban, and challenges also are anticipated in Michigan.
Michigan’s ban specifically included menthol
Michigan’s rules also ban any description of
Federal health officials have not identified a single device or ingredient involved in the lung illnesses. President Donald Trump has proposed a federal ban on
The Associated Press