Vaping ban has some shops struggling to stay afloat

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In September, Michigan became the first state in the country to ban flavored vape products.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer took the action after eight respiratory illnesses were linked to the products.

Vape shops had until October 1st, 2019 to comply with the vaping ban.

Meagan Pederson, manager of Puff Puff Smoke Shop in Lansing, said the store is trying to find ways to stay afloat by selling products that will bypass the ban.

On October 4th, Michigan experienced it’s first respiratory related death linked to vaping.