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New York City Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated Sunday he will promote a restriction on some e cigarettes in the middle of a health scare connected to vaping– a relocation that would follow a comparable restriction enacted by Michigan and a call from President Trump for a federal restriction on particular vaping items.
Speaking in Manhattan, Cuomo, a Democrat, stated the state’s Public Health and Health Preparation Council and state health commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker would release an emergency situation policy prohibiting flavored e-cigarette items.
” Vaping threatens,” the guv stated. “At a minimum, it is addictive youths to nicotine at an extremely early age.”
” We would prohibit all tastes besides tobacco and menthol,” he stated.
The push at the state and federal levels to prohibit particular vaping items comes as the Centers for Illness Control and Avoidance stated recently that 380 verified or possible cases of lung illness related to e-cigarettes had actually been recognized in 36 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands, with 6 verified deaths.
Previously this month, Michigan enforced a comparable restriction. Costs to stop the sale of flavored vaping items have actually been presented in California and Massachusetts.
Recently, Trump, appearing next to Health and Human Being Provider Secretary Alex Azar, revealed that his administration would approach a federal restriction of flavored vaping items.
” Vaping has actually ended up being a huge organisation, as I comprehend it, however we can’t permit individuals to get ill and permit our youth to be so impacted,” the president stated.
” We mean to clear the marketplace of flavored e-cigarettes to reverse the deeply worrying epidemic of youth e-cigarette usage that is affecting kids, households, schools and neighborhoods,” Azar stated in a declaration.
In July, Cuomo signed a law that raised the minimum age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes in the state from 18 to 21.