LANSING — This morning Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to issue emergency rules to protect Michigan’s kids from the harmful effects of vaping. The governor’s order bans the sale of flavored nicotine vaping products, and misleading marketing regarding their safety. In response, state Rep. Brenda Carter (D-Pontiac) issued the following statement:

“Given how little we know about the long-term effects of e-cigarettes and vaping products, we need to be proactive in addressing this crisis. The U.S. Surgeon General says that e-cigarette use among young people is up 900 percent from 2011 to 2015, which is an astronomical rise. I am pleased that Gov. Whitmer is willing to take such bold, decisive action and put our children and young people first.”