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 related with the use of e-cigarettes and marijuana-infused vaping solutions,” he stated in the course of 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 Wellness Commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel, for damages getting brought on by the 4-month ban on vape solutions 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 effectively which means and law-abiding retailers, producers, 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 solutions 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 effectively which means and law-abiding retailers, producers, and distributors.

The ban does not differentiate in between regulated and illicit solutions

The VTA adds that the ban “makes no distinction in between the black-industry vaping solutions at the center of (the) outbreak and the FDA-regulated solutions developed by reputable producers. And, when purporting to target the trouble of youth vaping, the emergency order consists of no provisions expressly directed at kids. Alternatively, the emergency order implements a categorical ban on the sale or show of vaping solutions to all persons, threatening to destroy an complete sector and the livelihoods of Massachusetts citizens.”

Moreover, in line with study findings and arguments by public overall health authorities, 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 far more most likely to resort back to smoking.

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