Flavored e-cigarette tobacco products could be banned in New York as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) effort to curb what health officials have deemed a growing epidemic among teens.
Cuomo announced the ban Sunday as part of an emergency executive action.
“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. “Manufacturers 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.
Additionally, Cuomo said state police and the Department of Health will conduct undercover investigations across the state to see if retailers are selling vaping products to underage people.
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