Governor Cuomo Takes Aggressive Action to Protect New Yorkers from Harmful and Addictive Vaping Products Following Rise in Vaping-Associated Illnesses Nationwide

Posted to Applied Web NY on Mon, 09/09/2019 - 16:40

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the New York State Department of Health to take a series of measures to address two emerging public health crises: the increasing number of cases of vaping-associated respiratory illnesses and the increasing number of youth that are using vape products and developing lifelong nicotine addictions. The Governor directed the Department of Health to issue subpoenas to companies marketing and selling "thickening agents" used in black market vaping products and to issue emergency regulations mandating that warning signs must be posted in all vape and smoke shops in New York State. Additionally, the Governor announced that he will advance new legislation to ban flavored e-cigarettes.

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