Listening to set in swimsuit difficult state’s vaping merchandise ban

BOSTON (AP) — A federal decide is ready to listen to arguments in a lawsuit difficult Massachusetts’ four-month ban on the sale of vaping merchandise.

The listening to Tuesday in Boston federal court docket is predicted to deal with the vaping business’s request to quickly raise the ban whereas the broader case is determined.


U.S. District Decide Indira Talwani final week denied the business’s request to raise the Sept. 24 ban till Tuesday’s listening to.

The Vapor Know-how Affiliation and native vape retailer homeowners argue the ban will destroy Massachusetts’ $331 million nicotine vapor merchandise business and irreparably hurt their enterprise.

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker issued the ban after state officers reported 10 possible or confirmed circumstances of lung sickness attributable to e-cigarette merchandise. Final week, the state reported its first confirmed dying from the sickness.