Michigan Flavor Ban PAUSED
BREAKING NEWS -
MICHIGAN BEATS THE FLAVOR BAN
The State of Michigan Court of Claims has just GRANTED Motions for Preliminary Injunction blocking Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s ban on flavored e-cigarettes.
The Court of Claims has granted a preliminary injunction sought by e-cigarette businesses on the state ban on flavored vaping product.
The Court of Claims judge said there is evidence that if flavored vaping products are banned in Michigan, adults could return to using more harmful tobacco products.
Judge Cynthia Stevens said Gov. Whitmer’s administration’s delay in implementing the ban undercut its position that emergency rules were needed.
The state’s emergency ban went into effect on Oct. 1.
The lawsuit was filed by vaping businesses that say they will go out of business due to the ban.
BREAKING NEWS: The State of Michigan Court of Claims has just GRANTED Motions for Preliminary Injunction filed in response to the flavor ban. Michigan is hereby enjoined and restrained from enforcing the Emergency Rules until further order of the court. pic.twitter.com/ryunG6Gl52— Azim Chowdhury (@ECIGattorney) October 15, 2019
Judge Stephens wrote that the eight-month lag between the most recent data DHHS cited and the issuance of the emergency rules "undermines the emergency declaration in this case."— Zach Gorchow (@ZachGorchow) October 15, 2019
Stephens was appointed to the bench by former Governor Granholm. https://t.co/V45OltUnYY