Announced Wednesday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the ban is in immediate effect and will last for six months. During that time, state lawmakers are expected to come up with a more permanent set of restrictions around the devices. The move comes amid increased public health concerns about vaping, particularly among teenagers.
Sales are banned both online and in stores throughout the state, with business owners being given 30 days to comply. While this is the first statewide ban of e-cigarette sales, it is not the first time that governments have prohibited them. San Francisco voted to disallow the devices in June, as did San Mateo County, Calif.