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Governor Cuomo urges federal government to take action after first vaping death in New York State

Posted at 2:05 PM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-08 14:05:06-04

NEW YORK, N.Y. (WKBW) — Governor Cuomo is urging the federal government to get involved after the first vaping-related death in New York State.
a 17-year-old Bronx teen died after being hospitalized first in September with respiratory issues from vaping. He was re-admitted later that month and then died October 4th.

Cuomo said in his statement today, “The President has talked about taking action. I don’t know how many people have to die before he takes action, but the State is already taking aggressive action.”

Cuomo has moved to put a ban on flavored e-vaping which has been held up in the court system.

The Governor also took aim at the companies who market to teens in his comments earlier Tuesday afternoon: “All these companies know exactly what they’re doing…when you are selling bubble gum and Scooby-Doo flavor, you know exactly what you’re doing.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report 19 vaping-related deaths nationwide with about 1,000 reported vaping cases.