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Vape shop sues to stop Michigan’s ban on flavored e-cigs

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The owner of a northern Michigan vape shop sued Wednesday to stop the state's ban on flavored electronic cigarettes, contending the rules are illegal and will force him to close his store. Mark Slis, who operates 906 Vapor in Houghton, filed the lawsuit in Houghton County Circuit Court. It is believed to be the first of what could be several legal challenges against the ban that was announced by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The emergency rules were issued a week ago, and retailers must comply starting Oct. 2. Slis said at least 80% of his inventory is prohibited under the ban, and his business cannot survive without selling flavored vaping products. "The emergency rules fail to take into consideration the impact banning flavored vapor products will have on the overall Michigan popula...
CDC: E-cigs most common youth tobacco product for 4 straight years

CDC: E-cigs most common youth tobacco product for 4 straight years

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June 7 (UPI) -- E-cigarettes were the most common way for U.S. young people to use tobacco for the fourth year in a row in 2017, a new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. "For the fourth straight year, the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) found e-cigarettes remain the most commonly used tobacco product among youth," American Lung Association National President and CEO Harold Wimmer said in a statement released Thursday in response to the new survey. The CDC based its data on seven years of voluntary pencil-and-paper surveys self-administered by U.S. middle and high school students. The 2017 survey had a sample size of 17,872 and a response rate of 68.1 percent. Though e-cigarette use, also known as vaping, was also the most common way for youth to consum...