E-cigarettes have caused health concern in the United States after the ninth death from a lung disease caused by smoking an e-cigarette was recorded.
The Governor of Massachusetts declared a public health emergency and imposed a four-month ban on the sale of e-cigarettes in the state.
Republican Governor Charlie Baker’s order Tuesday appears to be the first of its kind in the country.
It needs to be approved by a health board, which is almost certain to do so.
His announcement comes amid growing concern about the health effects of fumes-exporting products, particularly deaths.
The administration said 61 cases of possible lung disease related to the use of e-cigarettes and fumes-exporting products were reported Tuesday in Massachusetts.
Three confirmed cases and two possible cases of fume-related lung disease have already been reported at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.