Monday 14 October 2019

Massachusetts temporarily bans sale of vaping products

The ban must be approved by a health council that is nearly certain to do so.

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By Associated Press Reporters

The governor of Massachusetts is declaring a public health emergency and ordering a four-month ban on the sale of vaping products in the state.

Republican Governor Charlie Baker’s order appears to be the first of its kind in the nation.

The ban must be approved by a health council that is nearly certain to do so.

His announcement comes amid growing concern about the health effects of vaping products, including deaths.

The administration said that as of Tuesday, 61 cases of potential cases of lung disease related to the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping in Massachusetts have been reported to the state.

Three confirmed cases and two probable Massachusetts cases of vaping-associated pulmonary disease have already been reported to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

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