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Michigan's Flavor Madness: A Governor, Some Lawmakers, and the Courts (Guest: Marc Slis)

November 6, 2019

Marc Slis, owner of Vapor 906, filed a lawsuit after MI Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order banning flavors in nicotine-containing e-cigarettes

In this episode of Voices of Vapers, Marc Slis joins State Government Relations Manager Lindsey Stroud to discuss the latest out of Michigan Gov. Whitmer banned flavors in nicotine-containing e-cigarettes in September. Slis is a 55-year-old father of three who smoked for 41 years and in 2014 "wandered" into a vape shop and effectively quit smoking. Slis would later buy that same vape shop and has helped 1,000 other people quit smoking. 

Slis and Stroud discuss Gov. Whitmer's executive order, his subsequent lawsuit in which a judge issued a temporary restraining order on the ban, and legislation that has been introduced by Representatives Johnson and LeFave. Slis also chats about Michigan Vape Shop Owners (MVSO). MVSO is a trade group, representing manufacturers and brick and mortar vape shops throughout Michigan that have come together to work for sensible legislation, to keep vaping safe and legal in Michigan. You can find more information at mymvso.org
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Alcohol & Tobacco
Author
Lindsey Stroud is a state government relations manager at The Heartland Institute.
lstroud@heartland.org