LANSING — The State of Michigan submitted an emergency application today to stay the injunction issued by the Court of Claims against Gov. Whitmer’s ban on flavored vaping products, and also requested that the Michigan Supreme Court bypass the Court of Appeals and immediately consider the matter. In response, state Rep. Julie Brixie (D-Meridian Township) issued the following statement:

“I applaud the actions of Governor Whitmer and Attorney General Nessel today and will continue to do all I can to support these efforts in the Legislature. The governor’s ban on flavored vaping products was a bold, necessary step to address the predatory advertising that has caused a vaping epidemic among our youth. We have a moral obligation to help prevent an entirely new generation from falling victim to lifelong addiction to nicotine and the associated health risks.”