New York State Department of Health: stop using vaping products

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Posted at 4:34 PM, Sep 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-07 16:34:06-04

NEW YORK (WKBW) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday the New York State Department of Health will issue guidance which urges New Yorkers to stop vaping until a further investigation into vaping-related illness is complete.

Heeding the warnings from CDC and at the direction of Governor Cuomo, today I am urging New Yorkers to stop using vape products while the investigation into the definitive cause of reported vaping-associated illnesses nationwide can be better determined. The Wadsworth Center, New York State's public health laboratory, is diligently testing both cannabis and nicotine-containing vape products received from people experiencing serious lung-related illnesses.
Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker

New Yorkers in the medical marijuana program are also urged to consult with their providers on potential alternatives to vaping products during the ongoing investigation.