Juul Labs will stop selling fruit and dessert flavors for its electronic cigarettes.
After protests and legal action, a state judge decided to block Michigan's ban on flavored e-cigarettes. But one owner of two vape shops in Detroit is not quite jumping for joy
Governor Gretchen Whitmer calls the decision wrong after a judge temporarily blocked her flavored vape ban on Tuesday.
A Michigan judge has just blocked the state's flavored e-cigarette ban. The injunction was issued by a Michigan Court of Claims judge following a lawsuit filed by a business owner who sells vape products.
Following reports of skyrocketing levels among teenagers who are now vaping, Oakland County health officials are teaming up with school superintendents and the Alliance for Healthy Communities to curb that rate. While the rates are disconcerting for officials, an increasingly troubling trend are the number of deaths connected to the practice. Oakland County Executive David Coulter said they're going to be providing more education and advocating for changes in public policy.
Kroger said it would stop selling e-cigarettes as soon at its current inventory runs out at its more than 2,700 stores and 1,500 fuel centers.
The first death linked to a vaping-related lung injury has been confirmed in Michigan.
The ban on flavored vaping products is in effect Wednesday and police are cracking down.
The sale of flavored vapes is now illegal throughout Michigan, with Gov. Whitmer's ban going into effect at midnight on Wednesday.
"We're going to take down the e-liquids obviously and we're going to comply with the law," said owner Nassar Saleh. "But we still got to get rid of as much as possible of the devices and coils. They are kind of useless without the e-liquid."
Michigan's ban the sale of flavored vaping products could harm more people than help. That's the sentiment that some public health officials feel about a blanket ban of a product that is less harmful to its users than those who smoke tobacco. However, Michigan's state health department feels because of a spike in vaping use among youth, it's a necessary order to carry out. Several health organizations agree with the state.
Juul Labs CEO Kevin Burns announced Wednesday that he is stepping down, while the e-cigarette company also announced that it will stop all print, digital and broadcast advertising in the U.S., effective immediately.
Walmart will stop selling e-cigarettes at its U.S. locations amid growing “regulatory complexity” and “uncertainty” regarding the products that have recently come under scrutiny, according to a company memo.