New York Gov. Expedites Ban on Flavored Vape Products

New York Gov. Expedites Ban on Flavored Vape Products

Last week, President Trump announced plans to ban flavored vape products at the federal level. In a tweet over the weekend, Trump seemed to clarify his position that he wasn't against vaping, but did not want to make sure it was "safe for all,":

Even if Trump did pass such a bill, it would have to get approved by the Senate and Congress before getting passed into law. This process will typically take 12 to 24 months, which means there isn't an immediate threat to flavored vape products at the federal level; however, lawmakers are pushing for flavor bans at the state level and these can take effect much quicker.

In the most recent event, New York Governor Cuomo has taken executive action to ban flavored vape products across the state. The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASAA) reports that the bill is being fast-tracked by Cuomo and includes the following initiatives:

  • “State Police and Department of Health (DOH) partner to immediately ramp up enforcement efforts against retailers who sell to underage youth – possibilities of criminal penalties.
  • “Advances legislation to eliminate deceptive marketing of e-cigarettes to children and underage youth.
  • “DOH Commissioner, Dr. Zucker, will hold an emergency meeting with PHHPC to ban e-cigarette flavors.”

If passed, this bill could produce an immediate 90-day ban on the sale of flavored vape products and enforcement of the law could begin as early October 4th of this year. 

While this bill will not put an end to New York's teen vaping issue, it will have a catastrophic impact on the vape industry in New York. 

Consumers will be cut off from the products that helped them to stop smoking and NY vape shop owners would be forced to close their doors due to the decline in sales.

This will have not only a negative financial impact for thousands of New York residents, but it could also lead to an increased number of teen cigarette smoking, which has decreased by a whopping 28.4% over the last year alone. Vaping has been a thorn in the side of big tobacco corporations, but with the crushing blow this ban would deliver to the e-cigarette industry in New York, big tobacco could begin to regain their influence. 

We cannot allow this ban to happen in New York or in any other state. Vaping has changed the lives of millions of Americans, with flavors being one of the strongest contributing factors. If lawmakers pass these harmful bans on flavored vape products, it will reverse all the progress that has been made by this industry.

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Megan Osteen - September 19, 2019

I never thought I could quit smoking. Honestly, I didn’t think vaping would make me quit, but after a couple of weeks of doing both, I did not want a cigarette anymore and I haven’t pick up one since. All these years that they KNOW cigarettes are harmful and that teens are smoking, not once did they “ban cigarettes”! But as soon as something comes along that works to quit smoking, they want to ban it without even asking the citizens, the tax payers, the ones that should have a say so in the matter. Also, from what I heard, the people they said were sick because of vaping, were vaping the kinds with cannabis and nicotine. As a parent, I’m responsible for my child, not the fucking government. Point blank!

James E Tidwell Jr. MD - September 18, 2019

Vaping is a personal choice just like being gay, it’s the same platform…..

David - September 18, 2019

I find funny here we are banning flavors when thats what help us quit smoking it just stupid . But how about flavored cigars your telling me that not bad . And I am sure the teen smoke flavor cigars espacely because you can buy them in any gas station or store and secondly for all the people say it bad or harmful and teens getting hurt .parent should be more aware of what there kids are doing ,my parent were and they work two jobs each , i think we need to stop the purchase of fake product etc, battery’s , when buying batteries it should come from a recommended retailer buying real batteries making sure that they’re not feet and we rat that’s why it’s always safe to stick with LG chem , secondly fake juices made with cheaper oils and fake devices If all these things can be avoided this is not as dangerous as it seems

Robbie Robertson - September 18, 2019

This is crazy, I havent heard anything about banning flavors in snuff or alcohol??? Why are they not going after anything else thats bad for the youth? Seems like theres more to the story than whats being told, we have proof that its safer than cigarettes so they start switching the story to gotta protect the youth but theres way to fix that with out banning flavors. Seems like they would rather every one just smoke, something we know for sure is toxic to our health. Vaping saved me!

Shey - September 18, 2019

Talk about a knee jerk reaction from our governor! So now we are going to ban flavored vaping due to black market THC that caused all this hoopla,but let’s not really report that in the findings to the media and to the people of N.Y..Or could it be that Cuomo needs funds since his license plate renewal deal fell through,hmmm the world may never know… This whole event seems awful fishy since vaping has been on the market for at least 15 years with no real news being reported about serious side effects to your health. This ban will only drive people back to smoking cigarettes,the real cash cow for NY due to the high tax on it,and because we all know vaping isn’t taxed, is overall much cheaper and oh dare I say…better for you too! Remember people,it’s usually one hard core issue and one alone that sways a person to vote for the other candidate,so let’s all remember that when it’s time to vote for a new governor. This nanny oversight drives people to purchase products from other states or even worse,the black market,because we are being treated as children being told what you can and can’t do. If I wanted tobacco flavor,I would have stuck to smoking cigarettes,the hidden thing it seems our government wants us to really do. Just follow the money trail…

Paul Ferrone - September 18, 2019

I’m 29 years old and I was a pack and a half smoker. I started vaping 2 years ago to try and quit smoking. It took a couple months but I was successfully able to make the full switch to vaping. I was able to put the cigarettes down once I found a flavor I liked. Up until then I was vaping tabacco menthol flavor. The flavor did not taste really like a cigarette and all it did was make me want to smoke. If I didn’t find a flavor I liked I’d still be smoking today. I don’t understand how vape flavors could be banned when there is still kids smoking cigarettes in the high schools also I don’t exactly think birthday cake cotton candy vodka is marketed for middle age people

Jason - September 17, 2019

I’ve been vaping for about 6 years and I hated the tobacco flavored vape juice it’s to much like a cigarette if I wanted to vape a cigarette I would just smoke this ban is going to be the worse thing that happens to local vape businesses and us New York vapors can’t believe this crap has gone this far

bradley darland - September 17, 2019

Flavored vape juice is the reason I was able to quit smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes 5 plus years ago. Don’t punish me along with others who are of legal age, buying are products legally and enjoying a product that is much safer than tobacco cigarettes. The problem as reported is with black market/non regulated CBD juice. Start With That !!!!! What right does a State Governor or the President on the federal level have to ban a legal product that ls sold by a legal business in the United States? Don’t ban flavored e-juice products !!

Kyung kim - September 17, 2019

Flavors are the reason that help me stop smoking banding flavored would only encourage me to go back to tobacco cigarettes. It seems like you want people to get cancer shame on you.

Julian Riley - September 17, 2019

Vaping has stopped me smoking. It has really helped my health in a way that cigarettes had harm it.
Please do not put a ban on vaping

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