NEW YORK: Governor To Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

The New York Times reports:

Amid a surge of vaping-related illnesses and deaths, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York announced on Sunday that he would pursue emergency regulations this week to quickly ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. The governor’s action comes days after President Trump announced an effort to ban similar vaping products on a federal level. If New York does ban flavored e-cigarettes, it would become the second state to do so, following Michigan, which issued a prohibition earlier this month.

Speaking from his office in Midtown Manhattan, Mr. Cuomo described a growing “health crisis,” likening it to past illnesses related to traditional tobacco products. “Vaping is dangerous. Period,” the governor, a third-term Democrat, said, outlining a variety of potential health concerns associated with the practice, including encouraging nicotine addiction. “No one can say long-term use of vaping — where you’re inhaling steam and chemicals deep into your lungs — is healthy.”