POLL: More than 3/4 of New Yorkers say vaping is a serious public health problem

Posted at 5:56 AM, Oct 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 06:17:30-04

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) — A new poll from Siena College found that 78 percent of New Yorkers believe that vaping is a public health problem.

Some other data found that 61 percent of New Yorkers support Gov. Cuomo's order to ban the selling of flavored vapes.

Siena College Research Institute Director Don Levy says

While opioid abuse is seen as the most serious public health issue, concerns over vaping have risen dramatically and now approach a level similar to opioids. Marijuana is seen as the least serious from a list that also includes obesity, tobacco and alcohol

Other numbers found that only 12 percent of New Yorkers vape, and 62 percent of New Yorkers have been affected by the opioid crisis; an eight percent increase from 2018.

Of the people polled, New Yorkers support legalizing recreational marijuana by a 56-36 percent margin.