RI’s temporary ban on sale of flavored vaping products now in place

RI’s temporary ban on sale of flavored vaping products now in place


IT WAS A RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE. (CG) FIRST TONIGHT– WE CONTINUE TRACKING BREAKING NEWS IN RHODE ISLAND.. FLAVORED VAPING PRODUCTS.. NOW OFFICIALLY *BANNED ACROSS THE STATE.. FOR THE NEXT FOUR MONTHS. (MM) THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FILED EMERGENCY REGULATIONS WITH THE— SECRETARY OF STATE.. TO ENACT THE BAN EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER KAIT WALSH.. WAS AT TODAY’S—– NEW CONFERENCE WITH THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT.. AND JOINS US LIVE FROM PROVIDENCE WITH THE NEW DETAILS (KW) IN THE PAST WEEK SINCE THE GOVERNOR TASKED THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO ROLL OUT REGULATIONS ON BANNING FLAVORED VAPING PRODUCTS – WE’VE LEARNED – THERE HAVE BEEN TWO REPORTS OF VAPING-RELATED LUNG ILLNESSES IN THIS STATE. THE STATE’S FOCUS ON THIS BAN – ACCORDING TO GOVERNOR RAIMONDO – IS PREVENTING CHILDREN FROM GETTING ADDICTED. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: FLAVORED VAPING PRODUCTS – BANNED FROM RHODE ISLAND. BUT THAT DOESN’T NECESSARILY MEAN YOU’LL FIND EMPTY SHELVES TONIGHT. “We have distributed the information to licensees and will begin working with the retail stores over the course of the next several days.” DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DIRECTOR DR. NICOLE ALEXANDER-SCOTT SAID IN THE PAST WEEK AND TWO DAYS SINCE GOVERNOR GINA RAIMONDO SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER AUTHORIZING DOH TO ROLL OUT THIS BAN – THEY’VE BEEN SPEAKING TO AUTHORITIES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE. “We want to work with vaping shops, making sure this information is known, ad then be able to take action as we go forward.” ACCORDING TO THE STATE – 400 BUSINESSES ARE LICENSED TO SELL VAPING PRODUCTS. BUT RHODE ISLAND HAS SOME 1600 BUSINESSES SELLING THESE PRODUCTS – AMONG OTHERS. IT WILL BE AN INTER-AGENCY EFFORT INCLUDING DOH – THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS REGULATION – LAW ENFORCEMENT – AND OTHERS – TO MAKE SURE ALL ARE EVENTUALLY IN OTHERS – TO MAKE SURE LAW ENFORCEMENT – AND BUSINESS REGULATION – DEPARTMENT OF INCLUDING DOH – THE AGENCY EFFORT IT WILL BE AN INTER-OTHERS. PRODUCTS – AMONG SELLING THESE SOME 1600 BUSINESSES BUT RHODE ISLAND HAS PRODUCTS. LICENSED TO SELL VAPING PRODUCTS. BUT RHODE ISLAND HAS SOME 1600 BUSINESSES SELLING THESE PRODUCTS – AMONG OTHERS. IT WILL BE AN INTER-AGENCY EFFORT INCLUDING DOH – THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS REGULATION – LAW ENFORCEMENT – AND OTHERS – TO MAKE SURE ALL ARE EVENTUALLY IN COMPLIANCE. IF THEY’RE NOT – DR. ALEXANDER-SCOTT SAID – THERE COULD BE FINES – PENALTIES – OR LOSS OF LICENSE. THIS 120 DAY BAN – IS JUST THE BEGINNING – WHILE A TASK FORCE IS CREATED TO LOOK INTO PERMANENT SOLUTIONS FOR RHODE ISLAND. THE GOAL – THE STATE SAYS – PROTECTING CHILDREN. “We understand sales and businesses wanting to stay afloat. Our focus here is protecting youth. And we’ve had many businesses reaching out and say we agree…that this should not be sold to youth, knowing the addictive properties that are in place.” (KW) MANY HAVE ARGUED THAT VAPING PRODUCTS ARE A WAY FOR PEOPLE TO QUIT CIGARETTE SMOKING. DR. ALEXANDER-SCOTT SAID IF THOSE ADULTS STILL BELIEVE THAT – THEY CAN STILL BUY VAPING PRODUCTS – THAT ARE NOT FLAVORED. LIVE IN PROVIDENCE- I’M KAIT

2 thoughts on “RI’s temporary ban on sale of flavored vaping products now in place

  • She had tobacco lobbyists throw her a nice big fundraising party. She also had the maximum amount of contribution money from tobacco. The FDA and CDC released a statement stating not up use THC products.
    #flavorssavelives
    #wevapewevote

  • Stupid Bitch Governor, who doesn't know Shit about Vaping, I'm 49 & I LOVE Chocolate, Strawberry and Coffee Milk!! I use Flavored E Liquid to Quit SMOKING and Stay Off Cigarettes! She's Infringing on my RIGHT TO PURSUE HAPPINESS!! VAPING MAKES ME HAPPY!! My Drs PRAISED me for quitting smoking and switching to VAPING, EVERY ONE!! As someone in power you would think she would EDUCATE HERSELF on a topic she knows nothing about before ILLEGALLY Banning anything. Vaping nicotine is 95% safer than combusting cigarettes!! PROVEN. Has nothing to do with nicotine delivery And EVERYTHING TO DO WITH ILLICIT BLACK MARKET THC CARTRIDGES!! And if this was TRULY about public health, then she would've already Banned Cigarettes, that as we KNOW 100% that they KILL People!! Its all about the Big Tobacco $$$ just be honest about the Life Saving products that have GREATLY REDUCED the number of SMOKERS in Rhode Island and therefore VASTLY REDUCED THE TOBACCO TAX $$$$ and MSA $$ we get, If we get any. Time to FIGHT PEOPLE, even if you don't Vape this should Scare you, Which of our God Given Rights according to the CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WILL BE NEXT? 2ND AMENDMENT MAYBE. This is AMERICA, not a COMMUNIST COUNTRY

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