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New tobacco control measures are now in effect across New York.

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A New York congressman has authored a bill to reduce vaping on college campuses.

New York gets mixed grades for its tobacco policies in The American Lung Association’s 2020 State of Tobacco Control report.

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The University at Albany is joining a number of college campuses across the country in becoming tobacco free.

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After a New York judge ruled that the Cuomo Administration’s ban on flavored vape products overstepped its authority, advocates will lobby the state legislature to pass a bill to prevent sales of flavored tobacco products.

Great American Smokeout Now Focusing On Vaping

Nov 21, 2019
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A second vaping-related death has been reported in New York. The state health department reports the man was in his 30s, lived in Manhattan and had a history of vaping. 

New York's Department of Health has declared the state’s second death linked to a vaping-associated illness.

Westchester Presents A Vaping Prevention Campaign

Nov 20, 2019
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Westchester County has launched a Vaping Prevention and Awareness campaign.

NY AG Sues Juul Labs

Nov 19, 2019
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New York’s attorney general is suing Juul, the nation’s largest manufacturer of electronic cigarettes, saying the “deceptive and misleading marketing of its e-cigarettes” has contributed to the youth vaping epidemic in New York. 

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New York state health department officials, testifying at a Senate hearing, say they still don’t know the exact cause of the vaping related respiratory illness that has sickened over 1,800 across the nation including 156 New Yorkers and caused 38 deaths. 

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The governors from several Northeastern states say they want to work together to regulate marijuana and vaping.

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A Vermont community has banned vaping in its town-owned spaces.

New York has reported the first death related to an epidemic of vaping related illnesses, with the state health department saying the victim is a 17-year-old male from the Bronx.

The New York State Health Department has decided to put off a ban on menthol-flavored nicotine vaping products until a court case challenging an earlier ban on other flavored e-cigarettes is resolved.

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A state appeals court on Thursday temporarily blocked New York from enforcing a new prohibition on sales of flavored e-cigarettes after the vaping industry sued to block the ban.

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A New York state senator has introduced legislation to compel e-cigarette manufacturers to disclose ingredients on their packaging.

The governor of Massachusetts declared a public health emergency Tuesday and ordered a four-month ban on the sale of vaping products in the state, apparently the first action of its kind in the nation. 

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New York’s Health Department Public Health Council voted Tuesday to ban flavored e-cigarettes in the state beginning October 4. The panel did so over the protests of vape shop owners, who say they are helping people quit smoking tobacco cigarettes, and that they will lose their businesses when the ban takes effect. 

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The vaping industry is reacting to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s upcoming ban on flavored e-cigarettes – saying it is misguided and will force many small business owners to close their shops and lay off employees. Some are predicting legal action.

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The Vermont Health Department says physicians have confirmed the first case of vaping-related lung disease in the state.

The electronic cigarette industry has done much to make up for the decline in tobacco consumption in America by getting the public to buy into its arguments that e-cigarettes are a “safer” alternative to smoking tobacco.

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Following New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s emergency executive move Sunday to direct the state health department to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, health advocates say the move doesn’t go far enough, while the industry says the governor is overreaching.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued an executive order to direct the state health department to ban all flavored electronic cigarettes, in response to a vaping heath emergency that has sickened hundreds and killed six people.

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New York Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker is recommending a ban on flavored vaping products. He called the rising use of e-cigarettes among young people a public health crisis.  

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There’s new scrutiny over vaping products of all kinds, as the number of New Yorkers sickened with a disease that is so far related to some black market marijuana vaping products has now risen to 60. Hundreds of people across the U.S. have been sickened and five have died.

Some NYS Lawmakers Aim To Ban Flavored E-Cigs

Sep 14, 2019
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Some New York state lawmakers hope to work on measures to ban flavored e-cigarettes and other related legislation when the next session begins in January. This comes amid concern over the recent rise in lung-related illnesses and, in some states, deaths related to vaping. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports the governor is also getting involved.

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked at least 5 deaths and 450 illnesses to vaping products, New York officials are urging state residents to stop using them.

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The Albany County Legislature is poised to vote on a law that would ban the sale of flavored vapor and smoke-free tobacco products.

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Vermont has a new tax on e-cigarettes.

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The Plattsburgh City Council has approved a measure to include electronic smoking devices in the smoking ban at the city’s public properties.  At a meeting Thursday, a number of students voiced their support of the measure while some adults detailed their opposition.

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