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Crime Store owner files lawsuit fighting vaping, e-cig ban

22:45  26 september  2019
22:45  26 september  2019 Source:   wcvb.com

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The state is facing its first legal challenge to the governor's vaping ban, which he announced earlier this week.

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Gov. Charlie Baker declared a public health emergency on Tuesday, banning the sale of all vaping products for four months.

Behram Agha, the owner of Vapor Zone at the Liberty Tree Mall in Danvers, is asking a judge for a preliminary injunction lifting the ban.

Agha claims he was denied due process and that the ban has a crippling effect on small businesses. Agha, who also owns shops in Ipswich, Saugus and Norton, said he has laid off 11 employees and can’t pay his bills if ban persists.

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Agha said his lawyer will amend the lawsuit to request a preliminary injunction and hearing next week.

Earlier this month, Massachusetts health officials began mandating the collection of data on potential cases of lung disease related to the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping.

As of Tuesday, the administration said 61 cases of suspected vaping-related illnesses in Massachusetts have been reported to the state Department of Public Health.

Three confirmed cases and two probable cases of vaping-associated pulmonary disease in Massachusetts have been reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rest are pending further clinical analysis.

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Vape store owners are suing to stop the product bans in New York and Massachusetts .
New York and Massachusetts officials are grappling with the economic effects of the vaping ban this week, facing lawsuits from local vape shop owners who say the ban will close their stores. © Andrew Kelly/Reuters FILE PHOTO: A man uses a vape as he walks on Broadway in New York City, U.S., September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo Vape store owners in both states filed lawsuits requesting preliminary injunctions to put a pause on the statewide bans that halted sales of vaping products. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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