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Flavored e-cigarette ban fight in court Friday

Brennan Somers
Created: October 18, 2019 07:23 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (WHEC) — The fight over New York's flavored e-cigarette ban heads back to court Friday.

The rule was supposed to kick in two weeks ago, but an appeals court blocked the emergency ban until a state Supreme Court justice could hear arguments from both sides.

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State officials led by Gov. Cuomo have been calling for a ban on flavored e-cigarette products to stop kids from vaping. The state health commissioner calls it a public health emergency.

The vaping industry sued to stop the ban, calling it unlawful and a case of governmental overreach.

If the courts give the ban the green light, businesses could face up to $2,000 in fines for each offense.


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