On Tuesday, Gov. Bullock of Montana enacted a temporary ban on flavored e-cigarettes and vape products.
The ban will take effect for 120 days––the maximum number of days allowed by state law–– from October 22, 2019, until February 19, 2020.
Details of the Montana Vape Ban
The emergency ban was issued by the State Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday morning to allow the state to investigate 21 "vaping-related" deaths that occurred recently throughout the state.
Montana will be the seventh state to issue a ban on vape products, along with New York, Michigan, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Washington, and Rhode Island.
Once the ban goes into effect, the sale of all flavored vape liquids and products will be prohibited, online and in-stores. This includes all vaping products that include nicotine, CBD, or THC.
In order to comply with the ban, businesses in Montana will be forced to remove all flavored vape products from their shelves by October 22, 2019. Unlike the vape bans in some other states; however, business owners will not be required to destroy their existing inventory of flavored vape products.
Could this be a promising sign that the temporary vape ban will remain only temporary?
Join the Fight to Help #StopVapeBans
As vape bans continue to impact the residents of more and more states, it's most important, now more than ever, to not lose hope and join the fight to #StopVapeBans.
Learn how you can get involved and take action against vape bans by checking out the following resources:
If you're a resident of New York, Michigan, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Washington, or Rhode Island, our prayers go out to you. Keep your head up, the fights not over and every vaper is here fighting to stop these vape bans. If there's one thing we've learned over the years, it's that the vape industry can endure anything.