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Flavored e-cigarette sales now temporarily banned in state

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By Hollie Ferguson | Oct 23, 2019

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Joining the pack of states pushing legislation against the popular e-cigarettes, Montana has issued a ban on all flavored e-cigarette products. The temporary ban, according to reporting by KBZK 7, went into effect Oct. 22.

Gov. Steve Bullock issued the request for the Montana Department of Human Health and Services to take action against the increasingly popular smoking method, citing e-cigarette injuries. The ban includes in-store and online sales.

The temporary ban will be in effect for 120 days. The emergency ban comes on the heels of country-wide reports of young adults falling ill after long-term vaping and e-cigarette use. 

“This is the right thing to do during the outbreak of these illnesses and deaths and it’s the right thing to do for the future leaders of our state," Bullock told KBZK 7.

USA Today reports that of the 1,080 cases of pulmonary illness in the country, two were in Montana.

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