MLive: Michigan becomes first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes
Posted on September 04, 2019
MLive quoted MHA CEO Brian Peters in its Sept. 4 story on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordering the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to issue emergency rules to ban the sale of flavored nicotine vaping products in retail stores and online, and ban misleading marketing of vaping products, including the use of terms like “clean,” “safe,” and “healthy” that perpetuate beliefs that these products are harmless.
“In recent years, communities across Michigan have seen a significant rise in the use of these products by youth and adults, with little or no knowledge about the long-term effects of their use,” said Peters.
“Our member hospitals have been asked by schools to specifically focus on prevention of e-cigarette use as they develop their community health priorities, and we believe these executive orders will support those prevention efforts as well as help current users quit.”
The emergency rules will be filed in the next few weeks and take immediate effect after that. After the rules are filed, businesses will have 30 days to comply. The emergency rules go into effect for six months, with a possible 6-month extension.
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