Listen: GOP lawmakers take issue with governor's ban on flavored vaping products
"Another controversy arose from an unlikely corner of public policy also the last few days governor whitmer issued an emergency executive order curbing the marketing practices were particularly as it impacts minors but also Stopping Ping them from claiming that e cigarettes are healthier than regular cigarettes. This is a health crisis that we're confronting and it would never be permitted if it was cigarettes or letting these companies target our kids appeal to our kids and deceive our children and they're showing up with respiratory illnesses. No one can explain. This is why we're taking bold action here in Michigan. It's time for us to lead. I talked to my kids. I asked him about the he said so. Many kids in school are doing it and they're using all of these attractive candy flavors that are sold right next to candy and they're told that they're safe and they are not Christine. Whitman made national headlines. Michigan became the first State to take action against what appears should be a new and significant health risk for young Americans. What's the risk of wire Republicans up in arms about whatever's action. Yeah there are a couple of things that they don't like about how this came about and what this is. What it comes down to is there. Are these little adorable little tech gadgets that allow you to inhale L. What's called vape juice juice. There are as of this year over fifteen thousand different flavors and you can customize these flavors and create your own and you inhale kill them through these little pet gadgets which are they look like little. USB drives. They're small. They're cute kids. Love them some of them. You can sync with your phone. I I mean they're very customizable. Kids think they're very cool and this is from Yale Study. A couple of days ago more than three point six million middle and high school students currently use these devices a number of them are actually using these devices with nicotine in them and of that group while eighty one percent percent of the kids who started vaping started with these flavors so recently we've seen a number of respiratory illnesses come up on young people people and their unexplained but vaping is what they all have in common. It seems like every time I turn on the national news the evening there's another story about somebody who's in the hospital. Israel or even in the ground as a result of vaping yeah and all of these incidents are a little bit different and because there are so many different kinds of juice and bape devices. It's very difficult for health officials to nail down anything in particular but what they do now. Is that what you're inhaling a lot of kids when they get into these flavored vapes think they're inhaling just water vapor and that's not the case. It's an aerosol that includes many chemicals that it's just difficult difficult to nail down which in particular chemical or which particular combination is causing all of these illnesses last week they Michigan Department it meant for health and Human Services it should release saying they were investigating six cases of vaping associated respiratory illnesses same kinds of Ben Saint Pentonville Nisa been reported in twenty three other states and then and then on September fourth Dr Jonathan Karl Boone who is the chief medical executive and chief deputy director for health. She issued a finding that youth vaping constitutes a public health emergency and at that point the governor stepped in and ordered that that department to issue emergency rules awesome. That's how we got to the band of these flavored vaping products so what the Republicans don't like about this one. She did something on her own and you know Republicans. Don't want the governor acting without them now. In June she signed a couple of Senate bills. That clarified that selling vaping products to minors was illegal illegal but we didn't have a public health crisis in June so Republicans want to know why are we didn't get any public input in on this before she went and ahead in issued the order to ban these things but it's a public health crisis seen wait for public input on that. I find it really hilarious to these are that this is the same aim party. That has all too happy with Donald Trump saying. I don't care the Congress won't funded. I don't care that people don't want it. I'm building my Damn Wall and I'm doing it by declaring an emergency and initialing executive orders stealing money from the Pentagon so they can't build schools or daycare centers or repair military facilities of any kind they don't have a problem with that right but when it comes to vaping which is truly a crisis and something that's come up immediately. They're opening busy because they can't have an input on it before. The governor acts kind of ridiculous yeah the public input if the majority of the users of these vaping products which I'm not really familiar with if they are minors than I don't know that they're public."