LANSING, Mich. (CBS DETROIT/ AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is moving to make Michigan the first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes products.
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Whitmer announced Wednesday that she’s ordered the state health department to issue emergency rules.
The emergency rules will prohibit the sale and misleading marketing of flavored nicotine vaping products.READ MORE: Young, Hutchinson, Pickett, Stroud Named Heisman Finalists
Michigan’s governor says she wants to stop companies that are using candy flavors to “hook children on nicotine.”
She says her No. 1 priority is keeping kids safe.
The American Vaping Association says the “shameless attempt at backdoor prohibition” could send thousands of ex-smokers back to deadly cigarettes. It says it will support lawsuits to challenge the ban.MORE NEWS: Campbell Ends Lengthy Victory Drought
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