Governor Whitmer Takes Bold Action to Protect Michigan Kids from Harmful Effects of Vaping

On Sept. 4, 2019, Governor Gretchen Whitmer took aggressive action to protect Michigan kids from the harmful effects of vaping. These actions included making Michigan the first state in the nation to ban flavored nicotine vaping products.

What are e-cigarettes?

cover slide from MDHHS webinar entitled The Truth About Electronic Nicotine Delivery Devices
Learn more about e-cigs in this presentation.

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) is the name given to a group of battery-operated tobacco products that allow users to inhale aerosolized liquid (e-juice) containing nicotine and other substances.

The terms "e-cigarettes" and "e-cigs" are often used for electronic cigarettes, as well as for e-pens, e-pipes, e-hookah, and e-cigars. These products are also sometimes called "JUULs" (after a branded e-cigarette of the same name), "vapes," and "vape pens."

Unlike traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes are made up of a battery-operated heating part — a cartridge (unit) that typically holds nicotine and other chemicals that change into a chemical-filled aerosol when heated.

  • For more information about the impact e-cigarettes are having on Michigan and how you can get involved in public health efforts, please contact the MDHHS Tobacco Section at 517-335-8376 or your local health department.