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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that he would push for the ban on some e-cigarettes amid a healthy fear of vaping – a move that would follow a similar ban passed by Michigan and President Trump's call for federal ban on some vaping products.
Speaking in Manhattan, Kumoo, a Democrat, said the state Board of Public Health and Health Planning and the state commissioner Health care Howard Zucker will issue an emergency regulation banning flavored e-cigarette products.
"Vaping is dangerous," the governor said. "At a minimum, young people's addiction to nicotine at a very young age.
" We would ban all flavors except tobacco and menthol, "he said.
Violence at the state and federal levels to ban some vaping products comes when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last week that 380 confirmed or probable cases of pulmonary diseases related to e-cigarettes were identified. 36 States and the US Virgin Islands, at six No confirmed deaths.
Earlier this month, Michigan imposed a similar ban.
Last week, Trump, appearing with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, announced his administration would move to a federal ban on flavored vaping.
"Wapping has become a very big business, as far as I understand it, but we cannot allow people to get sick and allow our youth to be so affected," the president said.
"We intend to clear the market for flavored e-cigarettes in order to reverse the deeply troubled epidemic of e-cigarette use for young people, which affects children, families, schools and communities," Azar said in a statement.
In July. Cuomo signed a law raising the minimum age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes in the state from 18 to 21.