Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that the state will ban the sale of flavored e-liquid and vaping products—including mint and menthol. The ban, an executive order that lasts for six months (and can be renewed), includes online sales. Retailers will have 30 days to sell existing stock.
The ban will take effect as soon as the state Department of Health and Human Services issues rules, which may take a few weeks. The DHHS will develop permanent rules during the six-month temporary ban.
“My number one priority is keeping our kids safe and protecting the health of the people of Michigan,” Whitmer told the Washington Post. Whitmer says the state health department has determined that vaping products constitute a public health emergency. The ban is not a response to the recent outbreak of lung injuries tied to black market THC oil cartridges.
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