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Health Groups Blitz NY GOP-controlled Senate to Curb E-Cigs

Published on 6/13/2017
NY Daily News... Health advocates are launching a last ditch effort to get the GOP-controlled state Senate to approve tougher restrictions on the use of electronic cigarettes, The Daily News has learned.

A coalition of nearly a dozen health groups, led by the American Cancer Society, is targeting Senate Republicans with petition drives, phone blitzes and social media posts asking them to "pick a side" between public health and big tobacco. The groups plan to publicly unveil the campaign Tuesday.

"Are they the going to be on the sides of kids and health or are they going to be on the side of big tobacco and e-cigarette companies," said Julie Hart, government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. "If they don't pass the e-cigarette bill then they are showing what side they are on."

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