LANSING — State reps introduced a bill to ban vaping products containing a harmful chemical from being sold in Michigan.
The Food and Drug Administration has reported vitamin E acetate has caused lung illnesses among people who have used marijuana products.
Vitamin E acetate is found in commonly consumed products such as canola oil, olive oil and almonds. However, when inhaled, the chemical can have adverse effects.
The 3-bill package would cover marijuana, nicotine and nicotine alternative vapor products made with the chemical.
According to MDHHS, in Michigan alone, there have been 30 confirmed or probable vaping-related lung injury cases since August 2019. All of the cases have been reported in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and the ages of people affected are between the ages of 16 and 67.
As of Oct. 1, the CDC has reported 1,080 cases in 48 states, including 18 deaths from 15 states.
Abudullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn), Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park) and Joe Bellino (R-Monroe) are the legislators introducing the bills.