By the time you read this, many of you will already be aware of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's unprecedented ban on flavored e-liquid in the state of Michigan. For those who haven't, this article from the Washington Post summarizes the situation well. In short, Governor Whitmer is instituting an immediate ban on all flavored e-liquids in the state of Michigan, except those which are tobacco-flavored.
This ban cannot stand. We must not allow it to stand. And not just vapers in Michigan, but vapers across the country: a precedent for a statewide ban cannot be set, lest your state be next! We must say firmly, with one voice, that the solution to youth vaping is enforcement of age restrictions, not the banning of flavors used successfully by adults. And leaving tobacco-flavored e-liquids alone does nothing but perpetuate the cycle of tobacco that vaping offers an alternative to.
Please read the statement by CASAA, below, and take action as they suggest. Be polite, be civil, but be firm and be steadfast. Now is the time for all vapers to make their voice heard, that we want enforcement of age restrictions, and not bans on flavors.
Ron Pease, CEO
According to a report in the Washington Post, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is taking executive action to BAN THE SALE OF ALL FLAVORED VAPOR PRODUCTS.
This ban takes effect IMMEDIATELY
and will last for six months, after which the ban can be renewed.
This is not a partial ban on some flavors or some retail locations. Online and retail sales of flavored vapor products are banned after a 30-day sell-through period.
Take Action TODAY by calling Governor Whitmer’s office and urging her to rescind this order.
Please also call and write your state lawmakers. We are providing talking points for your call and a prewritten, fully editable letter for your email. Fill out the form, here, to get connected with your officials and urge them to reject Governor Whitmer’s flavor ban!
Click Here to Oppose the Flavor Ban!
CASAA Legislative Team