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Industry Group Asks Federal Judge to End Massachusetts' Vaping Ban

The lawsuit filed by the Vapor Technology Association says the ban announced by the Baker administration will destroy the state's vapor products industry

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    DPH Confirms 5 New Cases of Vaping-Related Injuries

    Massachusetts health officials have announced five additional cases of vaping-related lung injuries, bringing the total to 10.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 30, 2019)

    A national industry group has asked a federal judge to immediately end Massachusetts' four-month ban on the sale of all vaping products.

    The lawsuit filed Tuesday by the Vapor Technology Association says unless it is ended, the ban announced by Gov. Charlie Baker on Sept. 24 will destroy the state's $331 million nicotine vapor products industry and cause "irreparable harm" to many law-abiding retailers, manufacturers, and distributors.

    The suit also says the ban poses a public health risk by eliminating a safer alternative to tobacco and forcing those seeking vaping products to find them on the black market.

    Baker spokesman Terry MacCormack tells The Boston Globe he cannot comment on a pending lawsuit.

    Declaring Emergency, Gov. Baker Calls for Temporary Vaping Ban

    [NECN] Declaring Emergency, Gov. Baker Calls for Temporary Vaping Ban

    Gov. Charlie Baker declares a public health emergency in Massachusetts over vaping on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019)

    The state Public Health Department has received 10 probable or confirmed cases of lung illness caused by e-cigarette products.

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