New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued an emergency executive order to ban the sales of flavored e-cigarettes in an effort to crack down on sales to minors.
The order is Cuomo’s next move on vaping after he announced his plan on Monday to ban flavored e-cigarettes amid growing national health concerns about vaping.
State officials will also ramp up efforts to penalize retailers who sell tobacco and e-cigarettes to minors.
According to data from the New York State Department of Health, nearly 40% of high school students and 27% of high school students overall “are not using e-cigarettes,” according to a press release.