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New York City bans flavored e-cigarettes

Christian Fernsby ▼ | November 27, 2019
The New York City Council approved a ban on most flavored e-cigarettes amid growing concerns over the deadly vaping crisis, CBS New York reports.
Empire State   Vaping
The vote came just days after the second vaping-related death in the city.

Supporters of the ban say the flavored products target kids, but adult users worry they will be forced to return to traditional tobacco.

"We are taking a momentous step to protect the health of our young people — a step that has been too long coming," Councilman Mark Levine said on the steps of City Hall.

After passage, opponents of the vote threw money from a balcony, shouting, "Big tobacco thanks you," CBS New York reported.

"This will not stop every kid who is determined to get flavored e-cig from doing so," said Levine. "It will make it a lot tougher. It will remove the temptation."