vaping ban lifted

HOUGHTON, MI--   The U.P. man who sued the state over Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s ban on flavored vaping products says he’s grateful he can reopen his shop.

Marc Slis owns 906 Vapor in Houghton. Despite vaping-related illnesses and deaths reported across the country he believes vaping is healthier than smoking tobacco.

“I’ve spent the last five-and-a-half years studying it, first as a user of electronic cigarettes—which I used to quit smoking, quit a 41-year smoking habit—and then as a shop owner,” he says.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   A Michigan Court of Claims judge says the state ban on flavored vaping products must be lifted. That’s while underlying litigation opposing the ban plays out in court. 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration issued emergency rules in September. The Department of Health and Human Services says youth vaping is a public health crisis.

But vaping shops across the state said the ban would cause them to have to shut down. And they said it would harm their customers – who use vaping to stop cigarette smoking.