New York to ban sale of most flavored e-cigarettes

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo( D) announced here Sunday that he would use executive actions to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in the state.

The ban would not include tobacco and menthol-flavored e-cigarettes. Cuomo also said he has addrest the state’s law enforcement to crack down on retailers selling vaping produces to underage people.

” New York is confronting this crisis head-on and today we are taking another nation-leading step to combat a public health emergency ,” Cuomo said in a statement.” Makes of fruit and candy-flavored e-cigarettes are intentionally and recklessly targeting young people, and today we’re taking action to put an end to it. At the same time, unprincipled collects are purposely selling vaping produces to underage youth–those retailers are now on notice that we are ramping up enforcement and they will be caught and prosecuted .”

Cuomo said the ban would not include menthol spices because data therefore seems that smokers of menthol cigarettes have expended menthol e-cigarettes to quit. He added that the nation could consider a menthol boycott in the future.

The move from the New York governor comes as President Donald Trump’s administration said it was working on a plan to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol.

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention( CDC) is also investigating a string of inexplicable illnesses believed to be associated with some forms of vaping.