Tri-State Area Governors To Attend Regional Summit On Vaping, Marijuana – CBS New York
Lawmakers from Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Colorado will also participate.
As of Oct. 8, there had been 26 vaping-related deaths in 21 states, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
Another 1,299 lung illnesses were reported nationwide.
Most of the patients were males under the age of 35. Many said they used vaping products that contained THC.
“To date, national and state data suggest that products containing THC, particularly those obtained off the street or from other informal sources (e.g., friends, family members, or illicit dealers), are linked to most of the cases and play a major role in the outbreak,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on its website.
New York State lawmakers took steps to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, believed to target teens, but a judge put the ban on hold.
Today’s meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at the Millennium Times Square Hilton in Manhattan.