Michigan ban on flavored vaping products starts

Michigan ban on flavored vaping products starts


3 BRIAN:..IF YOU WALKED INTO A VAPE SHOP TODAY — YOU SHOULD’VE NOTICED A LOT OF EMPTY SHELVES.THE FLAVOR BAN IS NOW IN EFFECT — NO FLAVORED PRODUCTS WITH NICOTINE CAN BE SOLD IN OUR STATE.SUE:..NEWS 8’S LYNSEY MUKOMEL CHECKED IN ON A FEW SHOPS TO SEE WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO ADAPT. 3 LYNSEY:..WE’VE SEEN THE FRUSTRATION BUSINESSES ARE FACING WITH THIS BAN.AN EFFORT AT A LAST-MINUTE INJUCTION FAILED YESTERDAY UP NORTH IN COURT.SO TODAY — BUSINESSES MUST COMPLY. 3 010100 WE’VE HAD TO REMOVE ALL THE PRODUCTS THAT ARE FLAVORED AND CONTAINED NICOTINE FROM OUR SHELVESJUST A FEW DAYS AGO THE SHELVES INSIDE MR E’S VAPE SHOP IN GRAND RAPIDS WERE STOCKED WITH JUCIES — BUT TODAY — IT’S A DIFFERENT STORY.010109 ANY CUSTOMERS THAT HAD ANY ORDERS IN WE HAD TO CLEAR THOSE UP AND OUT OF THE BUILDING RON PEASE SPOKE TO NEWS 8 EARLIER THIS WEEK ABOUT THE BAN. THEY’VE DONE EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO COMPLY — FROM COVERING UP SIGNAGE THAT WOULD VIOLATE THE RULE’S LANGUAGE — TO RE-DOING THEIR WEBSITE — VISITORS ARE NOW GREETED BY THIS MESSAGE:”DUE TO THE MICHIGAN FLAVOR BAN, WE ARE CURRENTLY ONLY ABLE TO OFFER PRODUCTS COMPLIANT WITH THE MICHIGAN RULES, EVEN IF SHIPPING OUTSIDE OF MICHIGAN. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.”010144 NORMALLY THE STUFF DOESN’T WORK 60 HOUR WEEKS BUT WHEN IT COMES TO CRUNCH TIME WE ABSOLUTELY HAVE A WHOLE STAFF OF PEOPLE TRYING TO REWRITE WEBSITES TRYING TO MAKE SURE THE MESSAGE GETS OUT TO CUSTOMERS THE BEST THAT WE CAN IT’S A SIMILAR SCENE INSIDE GRAND RAPIDS E- LIQUID.010126 WE’RE JUST TRYING TO ADJUST TO IT WE’RE STILL GOING TO CARD ANYONE WHO WALKS THROUGH OUR DOORS EVEN THOUGH WE’VE NICOTINE FREE NOW OR FLAVOR FREE ANYWAY WE LOOK AT IT IF YOU LOOK UNDER 40 YEARS OLD YOU’RE GETTING CARDED WHEN YOU WALK INWHILE SELLERS ARE ADJUSTING — THERE’S A RESOUNDING HOPE THAT THE GOVERNOR WILL RETHINK THE FLAVORED NICOTINE BAN — AND START A CONVERSATION WITH THE VAPING COMMUNITY.010235 WITH ANY AMOUNT OF LUCK THE GOVERNOR WILL COME TO HER SENSES OR SHELL LISTEN TO INDUSTRY AND WORK WITH US INSTEAD OF BANNING US SO WE CAN GET BACK TO BUSINESS WE CAN GET BACK TO STATE REVENUE AND TAXES THAT THE STATE GETS TO ENJOY 3 LYNSEY:.. 3 RON PEASE HAS A PENDING LAWSUIT AGAINST THE BAN.THAT WILL PLAY OUT IN GRAND RAPIDS FEDERAL COURT.THE EFFORT AT AN INJUCTION UP NORTH WILL CONTINUE WITH ADDITIONAL ARGUMENTS IN FRONT OF A JUDGE NEXT TUESDAY.COMING UP ON THE 7 ON 8 WE’RE CONTINUING OUR COVERAGE OF THE VAPE DEBATE. MARLEE SAT DOWN WITH AN ADDICTION SPECIALIST WHO SAYS TODAY’S BAN IS THE FIRST STEP IN A LONG BATTLE. 3 3

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