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Whitmer signs ban on minors vaping

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Minors in Michigan soon won’t be able to vape. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed bills into law today (Tues). They ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors – currently a federal law. And they ban the use of e-cigarettes by minors.

Schools across the state have called minors vaping a quote – “epidemic.”

D-J Hilson is president of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan. He says this is a win for schools because now they will have additional support through law enforcement for school policies aimed at preventing vaping.

“They were, they really had their hands tied. They didn’t know how to quite handle it or what to do, so schools win and that’s a great thing for the state of Michigan."

Governor Whitmer said she signed the bills with reservations. She wants e-cigarettes and vaping products to eventually be regulated as tobacco products.