Massachusetts vaping ban lawsuit hearing delayed

Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) – A decision on whether to lift Massachusetts’ four-month ban on the sale of all vaping products has been delayed.

The hearing Tuesday in Boston federal court was expected to focus on the vaping industry’s request to temporarily lift the ban while the broader case is decided.

The Associated Press reports a brief was misfiled. The attorney for the vaping companies says he will file an amended complaint by Friday.

He is seeking immediate relief from the ban. The state will then have an opportunity to respond.

In Michigan, a judge temporarily blocked the recent ban on flavored e-cigarettes on Tuesday, pointing to the possibility of adults returning to using more possibly dangerous products.

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Republican Gov. Charlie Baker issued the four-month ban on all vaping products after state officials reported 10 probable or confirmed cases of lung illness caused by e-cigarette products. Last week, the state reported its first confirmed death from the illness.

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