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Whitmer Asks MI Supreme Court to Rule on Vape Ban

As promised, Governor Gretchen Whitmer is asking the state Supreme Court to reinstate Michigan’s ban of flavored nicotine-based vaping products.

Whitmer filed the request Friday.

She had issued the emergency order September 4th. It took effect October 2nd, but was quickly struck down by the Michigan Court of Claims.

Whitmer noted that one in five high school students vapes, attracted by such flavors as bubble gum, apple juice and Nerds.

Vaping proponents say the product offers a way for cigarette addicts to transfer their nicotine reliance to something cleaner and healthier.

A wave of lung injuries sweeping across the nation has been blamed on vaping. On Friday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said 81 percent of the cases reported in Michigan involved vapers who used THC-infused products. THC is the active ingredient in marijuana.

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