The Michigan flavored vape ban is in full effect. Anyone residing in the state, regardless of age, can no longer buy electronic vape flavors other than tobacco. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer looks to protect children from these nicotine products at the expense of everyone else, especially those attempting to quit smoking. Over the weekend, I ran into Steve Johnson, the Republican state representative from the 72nd district of Michigan. He made clear that he is working against the governor to restore sensibility and liberty to this vape ban.
On Wednesday, President Trump announced a desire to ban flavored e-cigarette products nationwide. The move comes after six people have died after using vapes or other e-cigarette products. To put that in perspective, nine million adults vape regularly; tens of millions more adults and teens have tried vaping at least once. In particular, Juul is facing backlash due to its heavy nicotine concentration. But what does the science say about vaping?
The nanny state is back again, swinging its cudgel of liberty-hating prohibition as forcefully as ever. This time, it’s coming for your Juuls to combat the so-called “vaping epidemic”. Hide your pens and hide your pods because America will soon be going full 18th amendment on your electronic nicotine devices. Online news is all over the phenomenon, but their reporting on the six vaping deaths is far from accurate. Rather, it’s a horrendous misrepresentation that will cost Americans a basic human right.