The first-in-the-country ban on the sale of all vape products will continue for at least another two months, after a state judge denied industry appeals to strike down the ban. But the ruling wasn’t a total win for the Baker administration, which was forced to formally submit the ban as an emergency regulation in order to continue restricting nicotine vaping products. The governor has argued the products should remain off store shelves in Massachusetts while health officials figure out the cause of vape-related lung illnesses that have sickened more than 1,600 people and killed 34 nationwide. The deaths and the ban come amid what health officials are calling a teen vaping epidemic. So is any of this stopping teens from vaping? Stephanie Leydon reports.


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