STORY FROM: MDL Mass Tort & Class Action Monitor

Trade Association Asks Mass. Federal Judge to Lift ‘Unconstitutional’ Ban on Vaping Products

BOSTON — A national trade association has asked a Massachusetts federal judge to end the state’s four-month ban on sales of all vaping products, alleging it is unconstitutional and “will irreparably destroy Massachusetts’ $331 million nicotine-vapor products industry and the livelihoods of the 2,500 workers that it employs.”

Vapor Technology Association (VTA) filed the Oct. 1 complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts against Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Department of Health Public Commissioner Monica Bharel.

VTA contends that the emergency order, which took effect immediately on Sept. 24 and will remain in place until ...

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