JUUL, a major player in the e-cigarette industry, said they will review Cuomo's executive action, but spokeperson Austin Finan said, 'we strongly agree with the need for aggressive category-wide action on flavored products'. "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".
Corlett said, "Retailers who sell E-cigarettes and vaping products must ensure they are checking IDs and only selling to those who are old enough to purchase. So, no one can sit here and say long term use of vaping, where you are inhaling steam and chemicals deep into your lungs, is healthy", said Governor Cuomo. Additionally, he is instructing the State Police to coordinate with Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker to keep store owners from selling vaping products to minors.
No single device, ingredient or additive has been identified, though many cases involve marijuana vaping. The ban could go into effect in as little as two weeks. "At a minimum, it addicts young people to nicotine".
In Washington, Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that his administration will propose a federal ban on thousands of e-cigarette flavors.
In a news conference Sunday morning, Cuomo said too many people under the age of 21 are smoking flavored e-cigs.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a news conference in the Red Room at the state Capitol in Albany N.Y. Cuomo
'It is theoretically a criminal offense, ' Cuomo said. Public health officials have urged people to stop vaping until they can determine the cause of the illness.
In announcing the action, Cuomo sharply criticized the flavors that are for sale, like bubble gum and cotton candy.
Fox News medical correspondent Dr. Marc Siegel on if banning flavored e-cigarettes with solve the problem.
He said that while vaping was "technically" better than smoking, "the only situation, in my mind, factually, that justifies vaping is if you had a person that said, 'I now smoke, and I have tried every other device to stop smoking". Health officials said Thursday that 380 confirmed cases and probable cases have been reported in 36 states and one US territory.
According to Department of Health data, almost 40 percent of 12th-grade students and 27 percent of high school students in New York State are now using e-cigarettes. High school use went from 10.5 per cent in 2014 to 27.4 per cent in 2018. The governor also signed legislation to expand current school-based programs and marketing campaigns aimed at reducing tobacco use to include e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine.
He says the new emphasis on the risks of e-cigarettes reflects the state's efforts to prevent young people from getting addicted.
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