New York Gov. Cuomo plans to ban flavored e-cigarettes

The New York Department of Health is launching an investigation into companies producing vaping substances.
3:10 | 09/09/19

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Transcript for New York Gov. Cuomo plans to ban flavored e-cigarettes
We here to take today to discuss bait being and our advice our gardens is quite simple. Don't don't don't do it because we don't know that it is say. There's been a significant increase in the number of illnesses. Even deaths across the country. CDC estimates about 500 that are linked to great being. Certain substances. And this is a frightening. Public health phenomenon. It's. Activity that many young people engage. And common sense says if you don't know what you're smoking don't smoke it. And right now we don't know what you're smoking in a lot of these. Beeping substances it's ever. The department of health is going to take several actions that doctors are world explained. First the department of health is starting an investigation. In two some of these companies that produce beeping substances to find out exactly what is in it. There has been some evidence that vitamin. Has significant health risks associated with it. So the department of health will be starting that investigation will be sending out subpoenas to bed and second the department of health is going to require that shops that sell. They being. That lets people know that this is a risky. Adventure and a risky activity. And third I'm gonna beer for proposing legislation. For the new legislature. That will banned flavored. It's attracting. Thousands of young people to an activity. And again we don't know exactly what they are smoking or what the consequences. And I'll be putting forth that legislation. Want. To know what it is first right the FDA. Theoretically tests and approves some products. But what we're finding is we just have lot of questions you have these illnesses. We started an investigation to find out what the products are. We'll see what we find out what the evidences it may very well lead. At the conclusion of the investigation to call four base in the coal products. Against some of the products are approved by the FDA's that we would probably be preempted by the federal law. Because you hear me in that which the federal government approves but. Depending on what the investigation. Actually fonts of we could expand that action certain.

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