U.S. judge keeps intact Massachusetts’ vaping ban


A federal judge on Friday denied an industry bid to put on hold Massachusetts’ four-month ban on the sale of vaping products, keeping intact the toughest prohibition yet in a rapidly developing response to e-cigarettes and their potential link to a lung disease.

U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani declined to grant a temporary restraining order sought by the vaping industry, including by trade group Vapor Technology Association (VTA).

“The court finds that plaintiffs have not demonstrated a substantial likelihood of success on the merits or that the balance of hardships between the parties weighs in (their) favor,” according to the decision.

“The court finds further that granting the request for a temporary restraining order would conflict with the public interest,” the judge added.

Full report: http://news.trust.org//item/20191004220951-e4n1c/


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