New York State today became the second state in the United States to ban the addition of electronic cigarettes. E-cigarettes have long been advertised as less harmful to the human body than traditional cigarettes, but after several incidents of suspected e-cigarette-related deaths, they have raised concerns.
After hundreds of cases of suspected lung disease related to e-cigarettes in the United States, and seven people were unfortunately killed, the New York State Public Health and Health Planning Committee passed a proposal to ban e-cigarettes by Governor Andrew Cuomo. .
The New York State ban takes effect immediately. Michigan earlier this month became the first state in the nation to announce the ban on e-cigarettes, but the decree has not yet been implemented.
Gumo said: “It is impossible to deny that e-cigarette companies deliberately use bubble gum, Captain Crunch, marshmallow and other flavors to make young people fascinated with e-cigarettes. This is a public health crisis and is ending today. “
The US President’s Trump administration announced last week that it would ban the consumption of electronic cigarettes as soon as possible to curb the rising usage rate of young consumers.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates e-cigarettes, says that if adolescents start switching to tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes, a product that is used to help quit smoking and is considered more legitimate, the ban is likely Fully expanded.
But Gumo said: “New York will not wait until the federal government moves to take action. By prohibiting the addition of e-cigarettes, we not only protect public health, but also help prevent countless young people from being expensive, unhealthy, potentially fatal, and may be lifelong. Get rid of the habit of not losing.”
New York merchants have two weeks to remove these products. The New York ban does not currently cover mint or tobacco-flavored electronic cigarettes.