It's official: Flavored e-cigarettes are now illegal in Michigan

It's official: Flavored e-cigarettes are now illegal in Michigan

September 18, 2019 | Robin Erb

Emergency rules aimed at protecting youth make distribution and sale of flavored vaping products punishable by six months behind bars.. Retailers have 14 days to remove the products from their shelves.

Report: Funding cuts, high tuition spawn a cost crisis at Michigan colleges

September 6, 2019 | Ron French in Talent & Education

A “perfect storm” of falling wages, state disinvestment in higher education and stingy financial aid has made Michigan a tough place for low-income college students to succeed.

Opinion | Cleanup of Great Lakes pollution hot spots is good for economy

September 6, 2019 | John Hartig in Guest Commentary

Cleaning up the mess we’ve made of our waterways isn’t just the right thing to do; it helps revitalize communities.

Phil Power: Let’s hope Michigan third-grade reading law focuses priorities

September 6, 2019 | Phil Power in Phil's Column

With thousands of children facing the possibility of having to repeat third grade if state reading scores don’t improve, the stress on young students, teachers and parents will be considerable.

Bridge adds veteran of nation’s best newspapers to its editing ranks

September 6, 2019 | Bridge Staff in The Center for Michigan

Monica Williams returns to Michigan after years abroad and a distinguished career at The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe and other newspapers.

Snag your ticket for the Citizen Water Summits, coming this October!

September 5, 2019 | Bridge Staff in The Center for Michigan

How should Michigan address ongoing water issues, from PFAS to Line 5 to water shut offs? Grab your free ticket to the Center for Michigan’s Citizen Water Summits for your chance to learn about these issues and have your opinion heard by state leaders.

3 ways to take part in the Your Water, Your Voice campaign from anywhere

September 5, 2019 | Bridge Staff in The Center for Michigan

Can't make it to a Citizen Summit or a Community Conversation during our Your Water, Your Voice campaign? Here's how to have your voice heard at any time!

It’s Bridge’s 8th birthday. Will you help us celebrate?

September 5, 2019 | John Bebow in The Center for Michigan

Bridge Magazine is for Michigan, by Michigan and about Michigan. Our nonprofit newsroom needs your support. 

Vaping may be bad for teens. But will Michigan’s ban hurt smokers trying to quit?

September 4, 2019 | Robin Erb in Michigan Health Watch

Some worry an all-out ban on flavored e-cigarettes will take them away from adults who use them -‒ effectively, according to some studies -‒ to kick smoking.

What you need to know about Michigan’s flavored e-cigarette ban

September 4, 2019 | Riley Beggin, Joel Kurth in Michigan Health Watch

Amid a surge in teen vaping, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer orders a ban on flavored e-cigarettes. Here’s a look at the legal, political and health implications of the nation’s first ban.

Michigan becomes the first state in U.S. to ban flavored vaping products

September 4, 2019 | Riley Beggin in Michigan Government

The six-month ban bars the sale of flavored e-cigarettes commonly used by young people, including fruity, sweet and mint-flavored products. 

HPV cancer rates are up. Yet many Michigan doctors won’t talk about it.

September 4, 2019 | Robin Erb in Michigan Health Watch

The conversation can be awkward, but it also can save lives and prevent human papillomavirus. Some doctors and dentists avoid discussing vaccinations because the virus is sexually transmitted.

Suicide rates rise across Michigan, with few answers

September 4, 2019 | Ted Roelofs in Michigan Health Watch

A proposed state commission on suicide would seek solutions to the spiking suicide rates, particularly among young people, military veterans and i rural counties. Meanwhile, a bill to help students remains stalled.