Last updated on September 18, 2019
New York became the second US state to prohibit flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, after several vaping-linked deaths which have increased fears about a merchandise long encouraged as less dangerous than smoking.
Michigan became the first nation to announce a ban earlier this month, but that legislation has not yet been implemented.
“It’s incontrovertible that vaping businesses are intentionally using tastes such as bubblegum, Captain Crunch and cotton candy to get young people hooked on e-cigarettes — it is a public health catastrophe and it ends now,” said Cuomo.
President Donald Trump’s government announced last week it would shortly ban flavored e-cigarette goods to stem a rising tide of childhood consumers.
The movement could later be expanded into an outright prohibition of vaping if teens migrate into tobacco tastes, seen as more valid products that help smokers quit their addiction, said that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates e-cigarettes.
“New York is waiting for the national authorities to act, and by banning literary e-cigarettes we’re protecting the public health and assisting stop millions of young people from forming expensive, unhealthy and possibly fatal lifelong customs,” Cuomo added.
Shops at New York have just two weeks to eliminate vaping goods from their shelves. The ban doesn’t prohibit menthol or even tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes.
E-cigarettes are available in the US because 2006 and are occasionally employed as a help to stop smoking conventional tobacco products such as cigarettes.
Their use among teens has skyrocketed lately: a few 3.6 million middle and higher school pupils used vaping goods in 2018, a growth of 1.5 million over the year earlier.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently there were more than 450 potential instances of pulmonary disease connected with vaping in the united states.
The CDC has cautioned against vaping as officials explore the exact reason for these deaths. No single material was discovered to be found in all of the lab samples being analyzed.
New York’s health department found very substantial levels of vitamin E oil at cannabis capsules utilized by dozens of men and women of the state who’d fallen sick after having e-cigarettes.
Vitamin E is a popular nutrient supplement but is harmful when inhaled.
The FDA has cautioned Juul to quit advertising itself as a less dangerous alternative to smoking, noting specifically the organization’s efforts to draw young men and women.