Michigan is the first state in the country to ban flavored electronic cigarettes this week.

The ban is effective immediately, and will last for six months before being reviewed again. Governor Whitmer said that the move was aimed at protecting kids in Michigan. I wouldn't expect the ban to be lifted after the six month period, because lawmakers will spend that time finding something more permanent.

The crazy thing is that e-cigs are often marketed as healthier alternatives to actually smoking. There is not a ton of research to back up those claims, and some research actually shows it to be just as dangerous. Couple that with all of the exploding e-cigs that have been in the news lately, and I think it's probably best to avoid them all together.

The flavor ban follows Michigan banning the sale of e-cigs to minors. I'm actually surprised that it took this long for the ban to go into place. The flavors are named after kids candy many times, and would obviously attract a younger consumer.

I wouldn't care if they banned e-cigs all together, but there are too many vape-bros that need to flex their cloud to let that happen.


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