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Panel approves ban on sale of flavored e-cigs in New York

Sep. 17, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, a move that comes as federal health officials investigate a mysterious surge of severe breathing illnesses linked to vaping. The vote by the state Public Health and Health Planning Council means the...

Health officials approve emergency ban on sales of flavored e-cigarettes in New York, citing safety concerns

Sep. 17, 2019 5:23 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials approve emergency ban on sales of flavored e-cigarettes in New York, citing safety concerns.

The Latest: Vaping death reported in central California

Sep. 16, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California action on vaping (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Authorities say a central California resident has died from complications related to the use of e-cigarettes. The announcement Monday by the Tulare County Public Health Office comes hours after Gov. Gavin...

California campaign will warn public of vaping dangers

Sep. 16, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will spend $20 million on a public awareness campaign about the dangers of vaping nicotine and cannabis products and step up efforts to halt the sale of illicit products amid a rise in vaping-related illnesses. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the actions Monday...

Chicago mayor calls for ban of flavored e-cigarettes

Sep. 16, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has added her voice to the call for the banning of flavored electronic cigarettes in the city. Lightfoot on Monday called flavored e-cigarettes a "gateway" for children to get addicted to vaping and nicotine. Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin joined Lightfoot when...

Retailers scramble as NY moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes

Sep. 16, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Vape shops in New York are scrambling to respond to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to prohibit the sale of flavored vaping products — a ban poised to take effect Tuesday. Cuomo, a Democrat, proposed the ban on Sunday . The emergency regulation will take effect immediately if approved as...

Arkansas Senate leader proposes new vaping tax, regulations

Sep. 16, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' Senate president on Monday proposed a new tax and regulations on vaping products, and said he hopes the governor will call lawmakers back to the Capitol to take up the issue. Republican Sen. Jim Hendren proposed the legislation in response to concerns about a rise in...

New York moves to enact statewide flavored e-cig ban

Sep. 15, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to enact a statewide ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns connected to vaping, especially among young people. The Democrat announced Sunday that the state health commissioner would be making a recommendation this week to...

The Latest: Juul reviewing NY ban, agrees action needed

Sep. 15, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushing for a ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes (all times local): 2:25 p.m. The largest player in the e-cigarette market says it's reviewing an announcement from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that would ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, but...

New York governor asks state health officials to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, citing surge in youth addiction

Sep. 15, 2019 12:46 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York governor asks state health officials to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, citing surge in youth addiction.