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Posted on March 19, 2020 by

Bans on Vaping Are Popping Up All Over The Country; Will Missouri Follow Suit?

All across the country people are debating vaping. Where is the line for personal rights? Do e-cigarettes provide a healthier alternative to traditional tobacco products? Do the limited health problems constitute a viable reason to totally eliminate their sales?

There are major debates on the governmental floors of multiple states

St. Louis Park, Minnesota voted to ban the sale of vaping products in December. Despite aggressive debating from both sides of the argument, the city council voted 6-1 to ban. To date the FDA has not issued a nationwide ban or prohibition. According to the CDC there is no major health crisis involving vaping and the actual percentage of health problems is well below traditional tobacco products.

Even though federal agencies have not issued official regulations, states across the country have begun to take matters into their own hands. These states have enacted partial or total bans on vaping:

• Massachusetts

• Montana

• California

• Michigan

• New York

• Oregon

• Rhode Island

• Utah

• Washington

At the moment, it seems that it's only a matter of time before vaping finds a similar fate across the country. With the power in the hands of the states for the time being, will Missouri follow suit?

In the meantime, your St. Louis dangerous product attorneys are prepping for what may come. Whether facing a partial or total ban, vaping can have harmful side effects. If you or someone you know has had a negative experience contact your St. Louis dangerous product attorneys for immediate assistance.