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In recent years, glass pipes and bongs have become more and more popular. With the popularization of the market, various glass pipes and bongs emerge one after another.
Some enterprises also attract customers, especially young customers, by adding blueberries and chocolate with different flavors.
Recently, a series of serious diseases and deaths related to glass pipes and bongs in the United States have attracted the attention of the local government. They worry that teenagers will be sucked into glasspipes and bonds, but they worry about the harm of glasspipes and bonds.
Michigan became the first U.S. state to ban the use of scented glass pipes and bonds on Wednesday. Michigan's governor said measures were needed to protect young people from the potentially harmful effects of glass pipes and bonds.
However, supporters of glass pipes and bongs gave up, believing that it would close many small businesses and fuel the birth of the black market.
According to the "Washington Post" report of September 4, Michigan Governor and Democrat GretchenWhitmer said in an interview on Tuesday that she ordered a ban on glass pipes and bongs because the state's health authorities found that teenagers smoking glass pipes and bongs constituted a public health emergency.
My first priority is to protect the safety of my children and the health of Michigan people, "Whitmer said.
Whitmer complained that glass pipes and bongs is using bubble gum and fruit rings (fruit rings, a fruit-flavored breakfast cereal) to attract young people to nicotine addiction, which may have adverse consequences.
In addition to sweetness, the ban will also apply to steam glass pipes and bongs products with mint flavor. Assistant Governor said the bill does not include tobacco-flavored glass pipes and bongs.
The ban covers retail and online sales of physical stores. Once the Ministry of Health issues relevant regulations, the ban will take effect within the next 30 days.
It is worth noting that the assistant governor pointed out that the ban lasted for six months and could be extended for another six months.
At the same time, the Ministry of Health will establish a permanent ban on scented glass pipes and bongs. "The legislature may try to block these regulations, but it may face a veto.
Whitmer also prohibits misleading descriptions of steam products. These descriptions describe the product as "transparent", "safe" and "healthy". In addition, Whitmer has ordered an existing ban on glass pipes and bongs billboards.
The Washington Post pointed out that although Michigan was the first state to ban the sale of scented glass pipes and bongs, other cities and communities have begun to restrict or ban the sale of all glass pipes and bongs.
In June this year, San Francisco became the first major city in the United States to ban the sale and distribution of glass pipes and bongs. The ban will take effect early next year.
On Wednesday, supporters of glass pipes and bongs condemned Michigan's ban as misleading and predicted it would lead to a huge black market.
Gregg Conley, president of the glass pipes and bongs Grass Association of the United States, said in a statement: "This shameless ban will force hundreds of small businesses in Michigan to close down and may cause tens of thousands of smokers to smoke deadly flammable cigarettes again.
These companies and their customers will not stop, "Conley added." We will support the existing litigation to protect the rights of adults to obtain these hazardous reduction products.
Although many supporters of glass pipes and bongs admit that the long-term impact of glass pipes and bongs is unclear, according to the Washington Post report, they say glass pipes and bongs are almost certainly safer than traditional smoking. In the United States, more than 480,000 people die each year from traditional smoking.
When the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency for teenagers inhaling Glass Pipes and Bonds, it quoted the research results as saying that Glass Pipes and Bonds products contain a variety of chemicals and metal particles, and their long-term health effects are unclear. The study also pointed out that nicotine affects the developing brain, while young people who smoke glass pipes and bongs are more likely to start smoking regularly.
Nancy Brown, chief executive of the American Heart Association, said the move was "bold and appropriate". "Due to the lack of strong supervision by the Food and Drug Administration, we know little about the health effects of large quantities of glass pipes and bongs on adolescents and adults.
Whitmer issued the order because of a series of serious lung diseases related to electronic smoking in the United States recently, including one death.
Last year, federal officials reported that the number of high school students smoking glass pipes and bongs surged, prompting the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to propose restrictions on the sale of modified glass pipes and bongs.