Massachusetts temporarily bans sale of vaping products
BOSTON — The governor of Massachusetts on Tuesday declared a public health emergency and ordered a four-month ban on the sale of vaping products in the state.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s order appears to be the first of its kind in the nation, though at least two states, Michigan and New York, have moved to ban vaping flavors.
His announcement came amid growing concern about the health effects of vaping products.
Baker said that during the ban, the administration will work with medical experts, state and federal officials to better understand vaping illnesses and address this public health crisis.
The administration will also work on providing more resources for a public awareness campaign and smoking cessation programs, he said.