Maine to eye potential ban on vaping products

Published: Sep. 26, 2019 at 11:10 AM EDT
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A state senator in Maine says she's going to introduce a bill to ban the sale of vaping products in the wake of concerns about illnesses and deaths stemming from them.

The Portland Press Herald reports Democratic Sen. Rebecca Millett, of Cape Elizabeth, feels the U.S. Food and Drug Administration must determine if the vaping products are safe to use.

Millett says there isn't enough research on the products to determine how dangerous they are. She's making the proposal after more than 500 people have been sickened in the country with illnesses stemming from vaping.

Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has declared a public health emergency in his state and announced a four-month moratorium on vaping sales. Other states have also taken steps to curb or restrict vaping.