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Montana Joins Other States With Vaping Product Bans

Vaping devices sitting next to their product box.
John Adams
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Montana Free Press
Montana has temporarily banned the sale of flavored e-cigarettes.

Montana has temporarily banned the sale of flavored e-cigarettes after a judge ruled against vape shop owners who sued to keep their products on the shelves.

State health officials said the 120-day ban is in effect as of Wednesday afternoon.

The judge ruled late Tuesday against vape shop owners who sued to block the ban.

The ruling says people's health is threatened by an outbreak of lung illnesses tied to some vaping products and that flavored e-cigarettes are making it easy for kids to become addicted to nicotine.