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(MPRN-Lansing) A battle is brewing in Lansing between some lawmakers and Governor Rick Snyder’s office over e-cigarettes. 

Smoking By Pregnant Mothers See A Spike

Nov 17, 2016
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(MPRN-Lansing) More Michigan mothers are smoking while pregnant. A new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy shows between 2008 and 2014 the rate of expectant mothers smoking increased by 18 percent in Michigan. 

It would be a $50 fine to sell electronic cigarettes to minors under a bill that cleared the state Senate on Wednesday. 


(MPRN-Lansing) The state Senate could vote Wednesday on legislation that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. But Governor Rick Snyder (R) says he’s against the bills and hopes lawmakers will adopt a different course. 

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Jeffrey Wigand says it's not easy to come forward and share information that powerful people want to keep secret. But he says many people supported him after he revealed damaging details about the tobacco industry. Wigand says despite death threats and upheaval in his family life, he would do it again.