UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The state of New York will ban electronic flavored cigarettes while the federal authorities are only considering such a possibility, said state governor Andrew Cuomo.
“Today I announce an urgent executive decree prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes with flavoring,” Cuomo wrote on Twitter.
Also, according to him, the police and the local Ministry of Health will strengthen measures against sellers who sell cigarettes to minors. In addition, the state executive will promote a youth anti-cigarette bill.
US authorities will ban the sale of flavored smoking vaping mixtures for vaping until a separate approval by the regulator of each product, several months ago, US Department of Health and Human Services Alex Azar told reporters on Wednesday.
The United States Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) previously reported an outbreak of pulmonary and respiratory diseases among vaping enthusiasts. More than 450 cases are investigated, five deaths are confirmed. The CDC has suggested consumers “consider phasing out electronic cigarettes.”
The likely cause of the disease is Vitamin E oil. FDA experts found this substance in mixtures with marijuana that were smoked by sick vapers. However, employees of the Ministry of Health warn that it is premature to draw final conclusions.
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