Video: Smokers in Downtown Detroit Speak Out on Flavored Vaping Ban

October 15, 2019, 6:16 AM

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Vaping has gained popularity, though deaths from lung problems spur restrictions on certain products.

Michigan now prohibits sales of flavored nicotine vaping items. A state Court of Claims judge last Wednesday delayed a decision on whether to temporarily halt the ban ordered by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, in effect since Oct. 2. 

After hearing testimony, Judge Cynthia Stevens said she needs more time to consider an injunction requested by Mark Slis, the owner of a vape shop in Houghton, Steve Neavling of Metro Times reports. Slis argues in a lawsuit that Whitmer overstepped her authority. 

Deadline Detroit's Craig Fahle and photojournalist Michael Lucido spoke with smokers in downtown Detroit about the ban. Interestingly, no one wanted to be filmed smoking. 

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By: Michael Lucido