LANSING — Yesterday, 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. Jim Haadsma (D-Battle Creek) issued the following statement:

“The dramatic increase in e-cigarette use among our young people is an epidemic that we must take seriously. History has shown us that when we fail to take action in the face of mounting public health concerns, the impacts can be felt for decades. I will continue working with my colleagues in the Legislature to support Gov. Whitmer’s commitment to protecting the health of all Michiganders by holding corporations responsible for the products they sell.”