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New York’s Attorney General is suing Juul, the nation’s largest manufacturer of electronic cigarettes,  saying the “deceptive and misleading marketing of its e-cigarettes” has contributed to the youth vaping epidemic in New York State.


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Doctors and scientists from Central New York and the State Deptartment of Health have created an algorithm to assess patients who might have symptoms associated with vaping.  As of November 5th, the Centers for Disease Control has reported 165 cases Lung Injury in New York State.  


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Onondaga County health officials are joining the state department of health in urging residents to stop using e-cigarettes due to the increase vaping-related illnesses.  At least 74 people have fallen ill statewide, including seven in Onondaga County.  Program Coordinator for the Tobacco-free Network of CNY Karyn Johnson says it’s not clear yet what’s causing symptoms such as coughing, chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, and more…

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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.


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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.


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This year’s Kick Butts Day is taking on a different meaning in New York and across the nation as the use of electronic cigarettes among youth rises to alarming rates.  The youth smoking rate in New York is only 4.8 percent, but e-cigarette use is up to 27 percent, well above the national average of 20 percent. 


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Central New York tobacco prevention experts say awareness and education are key to warning teen and the community of the dangers posed by e-cigarettes.  The US surgeon general warned in an unusual advisory this week that youth vaping is now an epidemic, and threatens to hook a new generation on nicotine. 


FDA and CNY Schools Crack Down on Teen Use of E-Cigarettes

Oct 15, 2018
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The increased popularity of electronic cigarettes has gotten the attention of the FDA, which just launched a national campaign aimed at discouraging their use.


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New Yorkers who use e-cigarettes will have to comply with the same limits on smoking in public that apply to regular cigarettes, now that Governor Cuomo has signed a bill into law. But anti- smoking advocates say more needs to be done to combat the rising use of the nicotine product.

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Onondaga County’s health commissioner and the American Cancer Society say a recent report issued by the U.S. Surgeon General confirms that more teens are using e-cigarettes and likely getting addicted to nicotine.  Bill Sherman is Vice President of Government Relations with the cancer society out of Albany.   He calls the report a watershed moment that indicates the potential harm of e-cigarettes.