State Doc Group Backs Menthol-Flavored E-Cigarette Ban

The Medical Society of the State of New York supports a ban on menthol-flavored e-cigarettes.

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A state doctor group backs a ban on menthol-flavored e-cigarettes.

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After New York State took steps to ban e-cigarettes with a wide range of flavors, The Medical Society of the State of New York supports a ban menthol-flavored e-cigarettes.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo put forth a ban on most flavored e-cigarettes, before calling for a ban on menthol flavored e-cigarettes.

the Medical Society says it supports Cuomo’s plan to ban menthol-flavored e-cigarettes as well as more unconventional flavors.

“The physician community in New York applauds Governor Andrew Cuomo for taking steps to add menthol-flavored vape products to the emergency ban in New York, which took effect last week,” Dr. Art Fougner, president of the society, said. “We are hopeful that the regulations will be formally expanded when Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker convenes another emergency meeting of the Public Health and Health Planning Council, possibly as early as next week.”

While the group said “flavored vaping products like ‘Cotton Candy’ and ‘Captain Crunch’ are obviously targeted to entice teens to vape," the group said it fully supports a “ban on all flavored e-cigarettes.”

"Menthol-flavored vape products are equally alluring and should not be available to our youth," Dr. Fougner said.