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Final month, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, urged the public overall health council to set in spot a 4 month statewide ban on the sales of all vaping devices. “I’m officially declaring a public overall health emergency in the Commonwealth due to serious lung illness linked with the use of e-cigarettes and marijuana-infused vaping goods,” he mentioned throughout a press conference.

In response to this, final week the VTA filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Boston against Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA) and Public Well being Commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel, for damages becoming triggered by the 4-month ban on vape goods and devices, like marijuana and nicotine.

The lawsuit asks the court to declare the ban unconstitutional

The statewide ban will decimate the state’s vaping sector causing “irreparable harm” to lots of nicely which means and law-abiding retailers, companies, and distributors.

The VTA, which in the lawsuit joined 4 vaping shop owners, is requesting that the court “enjoin and declare as unconstitutional the emergency order issued by Commissioner Bharel that has shuttered and will irreparably destroy Massachusetts’ $331 million nicotine-vapor goods sector and the livelihoods of the two,500 workers that it employs.”

The lawsuit points out that unless halted, the statewide ban will decimate the state’s vaping sector causing “irreparable harm” to lots of nicely which means and law-abiding retailers, companies, and distributors.

The ban does not differentiate among regulated and illicit goods

The VTA adds that the ban “makes no distinction among the black-market place vaping goods at the center of (the) outbreak and the FDA-regulated goods created by genuine companies. And, even though purporting to target the dilemma of youth vaping, the emergency order includes no provisions expressly directed at kids. Rather, the emergency order implements a categorical ban on the sale or show of vaping goods to all persons, threatening to destroy an complete sector and the livelihoods of Massachusetts citizens.”

On top of that, in line with analysis findings and arguments by public overall health specialists, the VTA points out that the ban could be counterproductive to public overall health as smokers who had turned to the devices in order to quit, will not have access to the safer options and will be extra most likely to resort back to smoking.

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