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.
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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