According to foreign reports, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has banned flavored electronic cigarette products and abandoned the proposal to legalize cannabis products.
Now that the ban on flavor and fragrance has been passed, New York has become the fourth state to implement such restrictions. As of July 1, retailers in the state will ban the sale of any taste of electronic atomized products unless they are tobacco or tasteless.
Specifically, the following prohibitions will take effect on July 1, 2020:
1. Pharmacies will no longer be allowed to sell any tobacco or nicotine products that are not approved for smoking cessation therapy.
2. It is prohibited to sell any electronic liquid online, regardless of its taste. This does not include components or devices. A fine for selling or transporting steam products to consumers in New York state is a misdemeanor a.
3. Other than the general carrier or the contract carrier, the steam products can still be transported. Product, but now limited to 500 ml or 3 G nicotine.
4. The use of coupons or price cutting tools for tobacco products is prohibited.
5. The steam manufacturer must post a detailed list of ingredients, including the disclosure by or for the manufacturer of the nature and extent of research and studies conducted on the effects of such products or their ingredients on human health. The manufacturer must also list each by-product that may introduce steam in the normal use of this electronic cigarette.
6. Tobacco, nicotine and steam products, as well as marketing materials and window advertising are prohibited within 1500 feet of the store (500 feet in New York City).
At the same time, in line with previous research, a large-scale peer-reviewed study recently published in the Journal of hazard reduction last summer seems to confirm that limiting the taste of e-cigarettes may prevent smokers from switching to proven safer alternatives to save their lives.
At the same time, science continues to show that the ban will prove harmful to public health as adults turn to taste to quit smoking. In line with previous studies, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine recently published a paper showing that adults also like candy flavored electronic cigarettes.
Dr. Dupin, lead author and associate professor of medicine and public health science, said: ‘our data show that flavors are popular not only among young people, but also among adults. Many of the participants in our study said that they used e-cigarettes as a way to quit smoking or avoid relapse, and these tastes may be part of the reason why they used e-cigarettes for a long time.
To carry out the study, the researchers compared online surveys of e-cigarette users between 2012 and 2014 and between 2017 and 2019. Both surveys asked respondents (383 years old, between 22 and 75 years old) to list their favorite e-cigarettes.
According to the data collected, people of all ages like chocolate, candy and other sweets, and about 50% of participants said that if they can’t get their favorite taste through the ban, they will still find a way to buy.