It's the last day vaping products can be sold in Michigan

Ban goes into effect Wednesday
Posted at 5:22 AM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 05:51:46-04

(WXYZ) — Today is the last day flavored vaping products can be sold here in the state of Michigan.

The ban officially goes into effect tomorrow, but there is a last minute push to try and stop the ban from taking effect.

Judges in both state and federal court have declined to intervene and put an immediate stop to the planned ban.

However, there is a hearing scheduled Tuesday to review the case.

Judge Cynthia Stephens of Petoskey will hear arguments sometime today.

The owner of a vape shop in the Upper Peninsula is suing to try to stop the ban from taking effect, stating the emergency ruling circumvented Michigan's typical regulatory process.

Michigan became the first state in the country to ban flavored vaping products.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer pushed for the ban, accusing makers of using candy flavors and deceptive ads to entice children.

Since the emergency ruling to ban flavored vaping— new deaths and illnesses have come to light due to vaping.

There are now 14 confirmed vaping related deaths in the United States.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it is aware of more than 800 probable cases of lung injury associated with e-cigarette use.

Other states are following Michigan’s lead to ban flavored vaping products, including New York and Rhode Island.

Massachusetts is taking it a step further, banning all vaping products for four months.