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New York called to include menthol in flavored tobacco ban

Posted: 11:06 PM, Jan 13, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-13 23:06:08-05
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New York lawmakers could ban flavored tobacco products including menthol cigarettes amid growing concern over the tobacco industry's use of flavorings to attract young people and African-Americans.

A spokesman said Monday that the Democratic Senate Majority plans to pass a ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and prohibition on smokeless flavored tobacco products as soon as next week.

It's less clear how lawmakers will act on a Senate Democrat's bill to ban all flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and e-cigarettes.

New York's governor has said he'll propose legislation this year to prohibit the sale of “all” flavored e-cigarettes and ban vaping ads targeted to youth.