New York Governor Announces Executive Action Ban On Flavored E-Cigs

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo just announced an emergency executive action to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes (excluding tobacco and menthol). Last week, he announced that the state would require health warnings in stores selling vaping devices. Cuomo also announced subpoenas for three vaping companies, as officials get to the bottom of what’s exactly in the e-liquids.

Meanwhile, Cuomo has shared his plan of attack…

BREAKING: Today I am announcing emergency executive action to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes.

-State Police and DOH to ramp up enforcement against retailers who sell to underage youth

-We will advance legislation to eliminate deceptive marketing of e-cigarettes to youth

— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 15, 2019

President Donald Trump’s administration is also moving to ban flavored e-cigarettes amid vape related deaths. According to multiple repots, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working to remove all non-tobacco flavors of e-cigs from shelves within 30 days, until such companies receive FDA approval. That includes popular mint and menthol flavors.

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