“We need to make sure that e-cigarettes and other nicotine-containing devices are regulated in the best interest of public health,” the governor said.
Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens.
Several students have complained that the school’s “25-feet smoking rule” is not being followed.
Legislation unanimously approved Wednesday would redistribute revenue from taxes on cigarettes
Banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to kids may seem like a no-brainer, yet a number of health advocacy groups oppose legislation that does just that.
CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care.
Michigan’s $2-per-pack cigarette tax, 11th-highest in the country, has made the state a target for smuggling, which hurts tax revenues.
The Mount Pleasant school says the policy, “A Breath of Fresh Air,” will eliminate the use of tobacco products indoors or outdoors on campus.
The legislation would make it illegal for any tobacco product to be lit in a vehicle when a person under the age of 18 is inside.
Michigan wants to award a $9.6 million contract to Xerox to help make sure taxes are paid on cigarettes.