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Youth Caught Vaping in Michigan Face Misdemeanor Charges

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a ban on the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes in Michigan on Sept. 4, a move that is part of a nationwide crackdown on vaping. The following week President Trump proposed a similar national prohibition.

Michigan Senate Bill No. 106, called the “Youth Tobacco Act” prohibits the selling or giving vapor products and alternative nicotine products to anyone under the age of 18.  In addition to continuing the separation of minors from tobacco products, it is now also illegal for a minor to:

  • Purchase or attempt to purchase vapor products.
  • Possess or attempt to possess vapor products.
  • Use vapor products in a public place.
  • Use or try to use fake identification to obtain vape.

Youth caught vaping, carrying electronic cigarette products, or selling such substances at school may be subject to harsh punishment there as well. According to some area high school handbooks, possessing or using vapor products on school property is prohibited. Students face suspension, possible expulsion, and criminal charges.

On Sept. 19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced a nationwide investigation into a multistate outbreak of 530 cases of lung injuries associated with e-cigarette product use (devices, liquids, refill pods, and/or cartridges).  Among those cases, eight deaths have been confirmed.

The CDC has issued a number of recommendations relating to the use of vaping products, including for youth and young adults to refrain completely from such use. 

O’Reilly Rancilio is doing its part to provide advice and guidance in this emerging field, including serving as a community partner with the Sterling Heights Drug Free Coalition, whose purpose includes combating the vaping epidemic. 

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