New York’s Governor Renews Push To Ban Flavored Vaping Products

Image by Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

ALBANY — New York State’s Governor has renewed a push to ban all flavored e-cigarette products, including menthol.

Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a package of bills that aim to ban all online, phone and mail order sale of e-cigarettes for personal use.

Only registered retailers would be allowed to buy the products using those methods.

The law would also allow the state health department to regulate the sale of oils, which are considered a public health risk and would restrict ads targeting children.

Cuomo’s office says, despite claims from companies that they don’t target children, the evidence shows otherwise with teen use of e-cigarettes up 160 percent from 2014 to 2018.


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