Yesterday (Sunday September 16th) New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he will be putting into place an emergency executive action to now ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes across the state.
The order is part of a plan that aims to get rid of the deceptive marketing practices that many e-cigarette companies are known to use to get younger kids to buy and use them. In a statement from the governor he condemned the flavored pens saying:
"New York is confronting this crisis head-on and today we are taking another nation-leading step to combat a public health emergency, manufacturers of fruit and candy-flavored e-cigarettes are intentionally and recklessly targeting young people, and today we're taking action to put an end to it. At the same time, unscrupulous stores are knowingly selling vaping products to underage youth, those retailers are now on notice that we are ramping up enforcement and they will be caught and prosecuted."
This actions follows Donald Trump's recent statements and plan to ban all vaping pens that are not tobacco flavored.