Michigan Is the First State to Ban Vaping, Hopefully Others Will Follow

Vaping is dangerously popular with teenagers because of the fun flavor options and simple USB charging. As attractive as e-cigarettes might be, they're linked to causing serious illnesses, like lung disease and seizures, and in some cases even death.

Michigan is taking action against vaping by becoming the first state to ban the devices. The ban will last six months and is being imposed by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the state's Department of Health and Human Services, according to a statement.

"Companies selling vaping products are using candy flavors to hook children on nicotine and misleading claims to promote the belief that these products are safe. That ends today," Whitmer said.

Not only will vapes be banned, but the misleading marketing of the devices using words like "clean, safe, and healthy" will also be banned. Billboards advertising vaping products will also be forbidden.

The ban will take effect in a few weeks, and hopefully other states will follow.