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How health experts, vaping industry, are reacting to Michigan’s flavored e-cigarette ban

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Governor Whitmer today made Michigan the first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes. She invoked the emergency rules after the state's chief medical executive declared that young people using e-cigarettes was a public health emergency. We hear what health experts and vaping industry leaders think about the ban.

Richard Miech is with the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. He has researched the issue of teens and vaping, and says that vaping has increased rapidly among teens in the past few years. Miech says the ban on flavors could potentially reverse that trend.

We also hear from Michigan Radio's Lansing bureau chief Rick Pluta. He breaks down the details of the ban and talks about the pushback from the vaping industry.