New York moves to enact ban on flavored e-cigarettes, citing risk to youth
The Democrat announced Sunday that the state health commissioner would be making a recommendation this week to the state Public Health and Health Planning Council.
The council can issue emergency regulations that could go into effect in as soon as two weeks.
The ban would not impact tobacco– and menthol-flavored e-cigarettes.
Cuomo signed legislation earlier this year raising the statewide smoking age to 21.
No single device, ingredient or additive has been identified, though many cases involve marijuana vaping.
The restrictions announced by Trump officials would only apply to nicotine vaping products, which are regulated by the FDA.
The FDA has had the authority to ban vaping flavors since 2016, but has previously resisted calls to take that step. Agency officials instead said they were studying if flavors could help smokers quit traditional cigarettes.