MICHIGAN FLAVOR BAN TEMPORARILY HALTED
BUT THE FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE ISN'T OVER YET

On September 4, 2019, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced she had decided to use her executive authority to ban flavored vaping products and would give 30 days to comply. In a rush to be first, Governor Whitmer filed the ban on September 19, 2019 and gave businesses only 14 days to comply by eliminating all non-tobacco flavored inventory (80%+ of their business).

Thanks to the tireless efforts of vape rights activists, including business groups like Defend MI Rights and lawsuits from member companies like 906 Vapor and Mister-E-Liquid, and support from hundreds of everyday vapers like yourself who have shared our posts on social media or donated to the cause, a court ordered a temporary injunction on the Michigan flavor ban. However, the threat of an appeal still looms, and those opposed to vaping are simply taking the fight to the Michigan legislature and to the federal level. We still need your voice and your financial support to continue the fight!

What We're Doing

Mister-E-Liquid isn’t taking this ban lying down. We’re going to do whatever is necessary to make sure our customers never suffer under this unjust and ill-advised government overreach. Here are just a few things we’re doing to put a stop to it:

Bringing the fight to them

Mister-E-Liquid CEO Ron Pease testified against government overreach at Michigan Rep. Matt Hall’s Oversight Committee Hearing on September 12, 2019. Since then, the YouTube video of Ron’s testimony has been viewed over 150,000 times.

filing suit

Mister-E-Liquid, Joost Vapor, Wild Bill’s, and several other businesses formed Defend MI Rights, a coalition of vaping companies and civil liberties groups. The coalition has filed a lawsuit to stop the ban.

We could use your support on DefendMIRights.com with any contributions, large or small, that you’re able to offer to help us fight this battle!

the legislative angle

Two bills have been introduced: House Bill 4996 and House Bill 5019. If a supermajority (two-thirds) of the Michigan House of Representatives votes in favor of either bill, it will pass and stop the Governor’s ban.

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United We Vape News - March on Washington and More
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United We Vape News - HB 5019 Regulatory Reform Committee Hearing
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United We Vape News - Interview with Ron Pease
United We Vape News - Interview with Ron Pease
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United We Vape News - Michigan Flavor Ban HALTED!
United We Vape News - Michigan Flavor Ban HALTED!
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United We Vape News - Michigan Retail Store Update
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United We Vape News - Michigan House Bill 5019 Update
United We Vape News - Michigan House Bill 5019 Update
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United We Vape News - Michigan House Bill 4996 Update
United We Vape News - Michigan House Bill 4996 Update
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United We Vape News - Michigan Flavor Ban Clarified for Out-of-State Sales
United We Vape News - Michigan Flavor Ban Clarified for Out-of-State Sales
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United We Vape News - Michigan Flavor Ban Lawsuit Update
United We Vape News - Michigan Flavor Ban Lawsuit Update
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United We Vape News - Michigan Flavor Ban Recap and Update
United We Vape News - Michigan Flavor Ban Recap and Update
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Michigan State Representative Beau LeFave (R) speaks out against Michigan's Vaping Ban
Michigan State Representative Beau LeFave (R) speaks out against Michigan's Vaping Ban
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Vape shop CEO taking legal action, considering move
Vape shop CEO taking legal action, considering move
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Mister-E-Liquid's CEO Hammers the Vaping Ban
Mister-E-Liquid's CEO Hammers the Vaping Ban
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Mark Slis (Scientist & Vape Shop Owner) drives 500 miles to speak about Michigan's flavor ban.
Mark Slis (Scientist & Vape Shop Owner) drives 500 miles to speak about Michigan's flavor ban.
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What YOU CAN Do

Here are 2 ways you can help fight the Michigan Flavor Ban, allowing us to stay in business to provide you with the same great quality flavored products you have grown accustomed to:

1. Donate Now

The DEFEND MICHIGAN RIGHTS coalition needs funding. DEFEND MICHIGAN RIGHTS coalition members include Mister-E-Liquid, Joost Vapor, Wild Bills, Kalamazoo Vapor, ECig Outlet, 906 Vapor and many others. Obviously, any business could fight the Michigan flavor ban individually but DEFEND MICHIGAN RIGHTS believes that there is strength in numbers. Far more can be done to fight this Michigan flavor ban by pooling resources together.

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2. legislative action

DEFEND MICHIGAN RIGHTS has hired the best-of-the-best in terms of attorneys, litigators, lobbyists and public relations. So far there have been 2 House Bills introduced that would stop the Governor’s ban: House Bill 4996 by Rep. LaFave and House Bill 5019 by Rep. Johnson. You can help move these bills along by clicking “TAKE ACTION” below.

Introduced by Rep Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain, MI, House Bill 4996 repeals the Emergency Executive Order imposed by Governor Whitmer, and declares that the health department shall not promulgate any rule that bans the sale, manufacture, and use of vapor products. It has been referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

On 9/24/19, Rep. Steven Johnson introduced a second bill opposing the Governor’s ban that would protect minors while keeping options that work available for those looking to quit smoking. 

CURRENT STATUS: House Bill 5019 has been referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee for further consideration.

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