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Flavors Are Being Banned. What's Next?

Flavors Are Being Banned. What's Next?

As of this writing, Michigan and New York have released emergency rule on banning all flavored vape products as well as federal bans. The details are different by states. New York State is the first state to issue the flavor ban emergency order on Tuesday(Sep 17), while Michigan State’s emergency rule filed on Wednesday(Sep 18).

When will the ban be effective?

For New York State, the first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes, the ban goes into effect immediately. All the retailers have to comply with the rule within two weeks. Then, the emergency ban lasts for 90 days. After that, the Public Health and Health Planning Council needs to vote to continue the ban for another 90 days.

For Michigan State, once the emergency rules are final announced, the ban effective immediately. The Emergency Rule filed on Wednesday and both online and local retailers has 14 days period to clear their stock. Then, the flavored vape products will be banned for 6 months. It also needs to be renewed to continue for another 6 months.

Read Michigan State’s full rule here

What exactly the products will be banned?

In New York State, menthol and tobacco flavor are not included in this ban. However, it may be changed because the Department of Health will take a closer review and evaluating.

Michigan State has much more tight regulation. Their emergency rules ban all flavored e-cigarettes, except tobacco flavor. The vape products or alternative nicotine products online sale to customers in Michigan is prohibited. The emergency rule also restricts “clean, safe, harmless or healthy” description to put on vape products. 

Why those bans suddenly being triggered?

The terrible crisis of Vaping industry comes with headlines describing health concerns regarding “vaping”. You may have heard about the mystery lung illness that has been linked to vaping.  However, all indications thus far have linked these cases to the black market or adulterated THC cartridges. Preliminary reports and analysis suggest that a molecule that is used as a filler and additive called Vitamin E acetate may be responsible for causing this issue. Unfortunately, the media and our government agencies have conflated this issue and broadly painted a picture of “vaping” as the problem. There is a distinct difference between commercially available nicotine E-liquids and black market or adulterated THC products. We would encourage our customer to not purchase black market products or thickening agents that can be used to modify products in a way that could result in the production of Vitamin E Acetate.

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  • Jackie H.
    Jackie H.

    I was a smoker for 44 yrs and have tried everything to quit… patches, gum, pills, & throat killing electronic e-cigs from the gas station ⛽️. Nothing ever seemed to work until one day I saw a commercial on tv for the Juul vape pen. This was just last February. I smoked my regular cigarettes while using the Juul for about a week & then I was able to put them down forever. Boy was I happy 🤗. First thing I noticed was my sense of smell came back somewhat and every time I smell a smoker near me I say to myself “OMG I can’t believe I used to smell like that?” YUCK! Now my sense of taste is slowly returning and everything I eat actually tastes good! 🤤Yay! After 2 months of the Juul, I switched to a box mod that my son bought me and I love it 🥰. It saves me tons of cash buying those expensive Juul cartridges & I get lots of flavor choices too!😉 Currently, I’m using salt nic juice which I like even more! Yum Yum! I also got my 78 yr. old
    chain-smoking mother to quit smoking & start vaping a month after I started and she loves it too! Before, when I was smoking… I had lots of respiratory problems related to cigarettes. I can already see a big difference since the change so I’m happy 😊. 7 months cigarette free!

  • Jackie H.
    Jackie H.

    I was a smoker for 44 yrs until I decided to try the Juul device after watching several commercials on tv. In the past, I’ve tried the patches, gum, pills, & the throat killing electronic cigs from the gas station. None of these products worked for me though & I just felt like a prisoner.
    This past February I started vaping. I still smoked cigarettes for about a week & then I stopped completely on Feb 28. The vape juice tasted much better. Now my sense of smell has come back somewhat & I can’t stand getting near a smoker! I can’t believe I used to smell like that! Wow! Taste senses are coming back too and things are starting to taste wonderful again…. Yay! With all these states banning
    vaping, I fear my state (Florida) is next. That would be a true setback for all Vapors who quit smoking

  • Mark Bauer
    Mark Bauer

    Former smoker of 30 years. Stopped cold turkey and started vaping. Have been vaping for 2 years now problem free. Food tastes better, I have a keener sense of smell and can climb a flight of stairs without becoming out of breath. The hysteria that has been created by the media, FDA, CDC, and Health Departments is without precedent. They are not telling the whole story and are creating unnecessary public fear. Blanket statements disparaging a whole industry is just plain wrong. I live in upstate NY and will be directly affected by Governor Cuomo’s ban. Luckily I live near PA and can purchase flavored ejuice just across the border. Sounds like Vaprocity may have a work around for those of us who are in the affected States. I hope the truth comes out quickly so that we can resume vaping our favorite flavors without Government intrusion.
    Mark B.

  • Jorge

    I’m 10 years smoker. I have to say vaping is a good alternative, for me. I like the blueberry flavor! It’s sad that I may not be able to get my favorite flavor anymore.

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