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American Cancer Society urges Michigan to regulate e-cigarettes, vaping like tobacco

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The American Cancer Society wants Michigan to regulate e-cigarettes and vaping products like tobacco, including the ban on sales to minors.

The popularity of vaping among teenagers is going up. A University of Michigan study found there were 1.3 million more high school users in the U.S. in 2018 than in 2017.

Here in Michigan, two bills that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes and other vaping products to minors have been sent to Governor Gretchen Whitmer's desk. One of groups opposing the legislation might come as a surprise. It’s the American Cancer Society. 

Andrew Schepers is the Michigan government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. He spoke to Michigan Radio’s Morning Edition host Doug Tribou about the group's push to have e-cigarettes and vaping products regulated like tobacco.

Doug Tribou joined the Michigan Public staff as the host of Morning Edition in 2016. Doug first moved to Michigan in 2015 when he was awarded a Knight-Wallace journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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