It’s a logical conclusion, following a year of incessant misinformation and media hype over the so-called epidemic of teen vaping and the recent crisis over vaping-related lung disease—it seems the epidemic rhetoric has finally metastasized into the desired result: an out-right-ban on vaping products.
On Wednesday Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes across Michigan in an effort to discourage teens and other young people from vaping. The governor says it’s a public health emergency and she has the unilateral power to ban vaping in her state.
Is this order legal? What will be the impact? And, could Michigan set a dangerous precedent for other states to follow?
Gregory Conley, President of the American Vaping Association joins RegWatch to discuss these questions and hear Gov. Whitmer explain the rationale behind her decision.
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Produced by: Brent Stafford
Released: September 5, 2019