Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Legislator praises new ban on vaping

State Rep. Jewell Jones
State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) is solidly in agreement with recent orders of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Last week, Whitmer ordered the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to issue emergency rules to protect Michigan teens from the harmful effects of vaping. The governor's order bans the sale of flavored nicotine vaping products, and misleading marketing regarding their safety.

Jewell said he couldn't agree more with the reasoning behind the governor's action as a needed protection for young people targeted by marketing of products that have proven harmful and even fatal.
“It's no secret that elected officials have a history of being out-of-touch with youth, but I'm proud to now have a governor that pays attention to trends among our children and understands the danger this 'vaping' epidemic poses.

“Let me be clear - there is no such thing as a 'safe' nicotine product and you can't trust the word of someone who stands to make money off you. I support our Governor's decision to prevent these companies from taking advantage of our children by hooking them at a young age in an attempt to create lifelong customers,” Jones said.