28 January 2020

New York bans flavored e-cigarettes after deaths

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Manufacturers ‘intentionally and recklessly targeting young people,’ says Andrew Cuomo. reports citing Independent that New York will ban flavored e-cigarettes after officials linked a nationwide spate of deadly lung illnesses to vaping.

Andrew Cuomo, the state’s governor, said that Howard Zucker, New York’s health commissioner, would recommend a formal ban during an emergency meeting of health officials.

“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,” he said.

“These are obviously targeted at young people and highly effective at targeting young people.”

The emergency regulations, issued by New York’s public health and health planning council, are likely to go into effect immediately.

More than 450 cases of lung illness potentially linked to flavored e-cigarettes have been reported in the US, according to the Centres of Disease Control and Prevention.

2019.09.16 / 18:31
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