(Feature Photo credit: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan)
Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced an emergency directive to the state health department to place a ban on flavored e-cigarette and vape juice products.
Whitmer cited children as her primary concern for the new rule and fears that flavored vapes could pose a risk to minor’s health.
Online reaction to the news seemed to be primarily negative Wednesday morning from the smoking and non-smoking community, alike, with most arguing the move is a gross overreach. There is no timeline on when the sale or marketing of flavored vape products will go into effect or how long such a directive will be in place before being sent to the Michigan congress for action.
We will keep you updated on any further developments as this story progresses.