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Cuomo to propose ban on e-cig flavors and ads aimed at youth

Cuomo to propose ban on e-cig flavors and ads aimed at youth
Posted at 4:06 AM, Dec 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-30 04:06:23-05

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he'll introduce legislation to ban all flavored nicotine e-cigarette products as well as vaping advertisements aimed at youth.

The Democrat announced Sunday that legislation he'll propose in his 2020 State of the State agenda on Jan. 8 will also prohibit online, phone and mail-order sale of e-cigarettes to anyone but registered retailers.

The legislation would codify emergency regulations adopted by state health officials in September to ban flavored e-cigarette sales.

That ban is on hold pending a court challenge by the vaping industry led by the Vapor Technology Association.