Michigan becomes the first state in the United States to ban the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes, which the state government says are marketed towards children.
U.S. President Donald Trump approves Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer's emergency declaration in Midland County which experienced mass flooding after the Edenville Dam failed two days ago. The order authorizes FEMA to assist state and local officials with the emergency response.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces that the number of deaths caused by vaping-associated pulmonary injury ("vaping illness") linked to electronic cigarettes has risen to 18, with an additional 1,080 injuries reported. The CDC says the cause is still under investigation.
A new study, published in the "The BMJ" medical journal, finds that electronic cigarettes may help smokers stop their habit. The researchers found that a substantial increase in e-cigarette use among American adult smokers was associated with a statistically significant increase in the smoking cessation rate.
Ford announces that it has cancelled plans to build a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico, long criticized by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, and will invest $700 million in its Michigan plant in Flat Rock, potentially creating 700 new jobs from the investment and expansion of the plant.
With $18.5 billion in debts, the city of Detroit, Michigan files for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, becoming the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. [http:--www.freep.com-article-20130718-NEWS01-307180107-Detroit-bankruptcy-filing-Kevyn-Orr-emergency-manager "(Detroit Free Press)"]
A heavy blizzard in the midwestern US states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan dropping about three feet of snow results in two deaths, road closures, flight cancellations and the inflatable roof of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapsing.
The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is held in Detroit, Michigan, US. Green vehicles are seen as a response to the late 2000s recession. Automotive News World Congress is held at the Renaissance Center.