Vaping

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Connecticut is the latest state to raise the age for the purchase of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21. The new law goes into effect Tuesday.

Mike Groll / Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo traveled to Hartford, Connecticut, on Wednesday to meet with Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont to announce a joint effort to limit vaping and work toward legalizing the adult recreational use of marijuana.

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New York’s Health Department Public Health Council voted to ban flavored e cigarettes in the state beginning October 4. They did so over the protests of vape shop owners, who say they are helping people quit smoking tobacco cigarettes, and that they will lose their businesses when the ban takes effect.

Karen DeWitt / New York State Public Radio

The vaping industry is reacting to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s upcoming ban on flavored e-cigarettes, saying it is misguided and will force many small business owners to close their shops and lay off employees. Some are predicting legal action.

Office of U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal / Twitter

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have built a vaping machine to analyze the chemicals in flavored e-cigarettes sold by Juul. 

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