State bills would ban the sale of electronic and traditional flavored tobacco products

Updated: January 13, 2020 07:27 PM
Created: January 13, 2020 05:53 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Local social justice groups, parents and legislators called on lawmakers to enact legislation ending the sale of all flavored tobacco products in New York.

The group believes the crisis goes far beyond the use of flavored e-cigarettes, and is now backing two bills that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products in electronic and traditional form.


“We know what the problem is,” State Sen. Brad Hoylman (D-27) said. “Teenagers, most of whom never smoked cigarettes have been targeted by Juul and other e-cigarette companies and big tobacco with dessert, fruit flavors and menthol.”

During the press conference, Hoylman brought out some e-liquid that would still be permitted under the federal ban.

He said it’s up to New York State to make real change.

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