While just last week a Supreme Court Justice blocked enforcement of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order banning flavored vaping products in New York, the State Legislature is moving forward with its own ban.

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Last week, Justice Catherine Cholakis said the executive branch should not be regulating e-cigarettes and vaping products and those regulations should be legislated. 

January 13, word came from Albany saying the Democratic Senate Majority plans to pass a ban on flavored vapes as early as next week.

The Legislature has also been debating just how wide-reaching the ban should be.  The Executive Order had covered all flavors except tobacco and menthol.  Other proposals had also included menthol in the ban. A Democrat-sponsored measure in the State Senate would ban all flavored smoking products including menthol-flavored cigarettes, vape liquid and e-cigarettes.

The vaping industry has been fighting the ban, which supporters say is aimed at stopping marketing targeting young people.


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