LANSING — Sen. Marshall Bullock (D–Detroit) has issued the following statement regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s announcement that she has instructed the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to ban flavored e-cigarettes, citing the dangers of vaping:
“Until we know the full health impact of vaping e-cigarettes among our population, it’s imperative our state be proactive in banning products designed to appeal to our youth. We must do more to protect our kids from predatory and addictive products, and the governor is doing just that by ensuring our youth don’t become addicted to nicotine. This is a great next step for our state to take while we research the effects of these new products.”
More kids are using e-cigarettes than any drug besides alcohol. According to the 2018 Monitoring the Future study from the University of Michigan, 37.3% of high school seniors reported vaping in the last year. The Food and Drug Administration also found 3.62 million middle and high schoolers were current users of e-cigarettes.
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