Gov. Cuomo Plans To Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes In NY
Do you smoke? Well, things are about to change for vapors and e-cigarette lovers in the state of New York. Governor Cuomo wants to get rid of flavored e-cigarettes.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is planning a complete ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in New York State as soon as next year, as part of an effort to curb e-cig use among minors, the Wall Street Journal reports.
That would make New York the first state to enact such a ban. Unflavored, menthol or tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes would still be allowed.
I understand the concern for people smoking underage but what about adults who enjoy flavored e-cigarettes, it seems like this a safer alternative than smoking regular cigarettes. It's funny that Cuomo waited until he was re-elected to make this announcement. He had to know this wasn't going to make smokers happy.
The report comes as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is also expected to announce several restrictions on e-cigarettes as early as next week. Most flavored e-cigs in convenience stores and gas stations could be banned.
I don't smoke, but I think this ban is unnecessary people are going to smoke whatever if they want to. People will find a way to make their own flavored cigarettes, so this seems like this is overkill.
If people want to smoke these cigarettes they are only hurting themselves. If the state is in serious discussions about legalizing marijuana, I don't see the use of banning other substances, that are already legal. The state should just collect the tax money and allow people to smoke what they want to smoke, this is the land of the free right?