Michigan’s state ban on the sale of flavored vaping products began on October 2 and was halted less than two weeks later after a judge ruled the ban would cause harm to the vaping business.

The harm done to vape businesses that would have to shut down because of the ban outweighs the interest of the state in stopping youths from using the products, Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Diane Stephens said in her ruling.

“Not only has plaintiff A Clean Cigarette lost a significant percentage of its sales and closed several stores due to the ban, the ban will force plaintiff to rebrand itself entirely,” she wrote. “In essence, the emergency rules will destroy plaintiff A Clean Cigarette’s business as it currently exists.”

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