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Vaping Illness

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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      A ban on the sale of all nicotine vaping products in Massachusetts was lifted today.  But there are tough new restrictions. 

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

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.


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.

Courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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