MICHIGAN: (UPDATE) Rep. Beau LaFave introduced new measure to eliminate governor’s ability to ban flavored vapor products without consent of lawmakers.
“The health director admitted to Rep. LaFave in a House Oversight Committee hearing last week that she had no idea 80 percent of adult e-cigarette users use flavored nicotine before they announced the flavor ban.
“The majority of adults who use e-cigarettes vape a flavor other than tobacco,” LaFave said. “This ban is an overreach that will potentially make criminals out of adults who are trying to use a safer alternative to kick the habit of traditional tobacco cigarettes. This will undoubtedly create a black market for these products which could be even more dangerous to public health.”
LaFave: Unwise unilateral executive action must be stopped
BREAKING NEWS: (NEW YORK) Health dept has approved Gov. Cuomo’s 90-day Exec. Order banning retail sales of all flavored vapor products (ex. tobacco and menthol). Yet NO evidence ban will reduce teen use or stop the unrelated contaminated THC illnesses.
BREAKING NEWS: Michigan retailers have 14 days to stop selling flavored vapor products under emergency rules the Department of Health and Human Services filed today. Yet NO evidence ban will reduce teen use or stop the unrelated contaminated THC illnesses.
Michigan officially bans sale of flavored e-cigarettes
OHIO: (HEADS UP!) Governor Mike DeWine says he’s looking into a statewide ban on flavored vapor products – those used by adults to successfully keep from smoking cigarettes – due to completely unrelated lung illnesses linked to contaminated street drugs.
SOUTH CAROLINA: (HEADS UP!) Representative Beth Bernstein drafting bill to pre-file in Dec. to ban flavored vapor products for ADULTS, based on reporting of a teen vaping “epidemic” that has been followed with a record low 5.8% national teen smoking rate.
SC lawmakers considering ban on flavored e-cigarette, vaping products, raising minimum age
SAN ANTONIO,TEXAS: (HEADS UP!) City attorney looking into City’s authority to ban flavored vapor products – those used by adults to successfully keep from smoking cigarettes – due to completely unrelated lung illnesses linked to contaminated street drugs.
EXCLUSIVE: S.A. Could Become First in Texas to Ban ‘Fruit Flavored’ Vaping | News Radio 1200 WOAI
ILLINOIS: (HEADS UP!) State lawmakers introducing bill to ban flavored vapor products – those used by adults to successfully keep from smoking cigarettes – due to completely unrelated lung illnesses linked to contaminated street drugs.
Illinois wants to ban flavored e-cigarettes
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: (HEADS UP!) Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants FLAVOR BAN, while Alderman Raymond Lopez wants a COMPLETE BAN on vapor products, removing 95% safer products for adults while leaving cigarettes on every corner. How does an “epidemic” and “gateway to addiction” = US teen smoking at record 5.8% low??
Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls for ban on flavored e-cigarettes, while alderman says he’ll push to block sale of all vaping products in Chicago
NATIONAL: (HEADS UP!) Sens. Mitt Romney & Jeff Merkley introduced a bill banning flavored vapor products and applying cigarette taxes, among other measures to curb teen vaping, which HASN’T increased US teen smoking as feared – now at record low 5.8%.
This article was originally published at CASAA