STORY FROM: MDL Mass Tort & Class Action Monitor

Massachusetts’ Temporary Ban on Vaping Products Sales to Remain in Place

BOSTON — A Massachusetts judge has refused to lift a four-month statewide ban on sales of all vaping products, rejecting a national trade association’s argument that 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.”

In an Oct. 21 order, Judge Douglas Wilkins of the Suffolk County Superior Court said the temporary ban, which took effect immediately on Sept. 24, will remain in place until Jan. 25, 2020.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker declared a public health emergency in response to the outbreak of severe lung disease ...

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