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Lawmaker wants to ban flavored e-cigarettes in New York

Published on 3/13/2017
New York Daily News...

A state lawmaker from Manhattan plans to introduce legislation this week banning the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes in New York.

State Sen. Brad Hoylman, a Democrat, said flavored e-cigarettes are a “gateway drug” that eventually leads users, especially teens, to traditional cigarettes.

“Kids are attracted to the numerous flavors that the cigarette companies are selling, such as fruit punch, gummy bear, cotton candy,” Hoylman told The Daily News Monday.

Hoylman announced plans for the bill after The News first reported the percentage of high school students in New York who used e-cigs had nearly doubled, from 10.5% in 2014 to 20.6% in 2016, according to a new state study.

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