New York Governor Andrew Cuomo approved an emergency ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, but it has now been put on hold.
E-Cigarette retailers hurried to clear their stock as the emergency ban loomed over them. Prior to the ban being put on hold, Claudia Aroche, a Syracuse resident, did not have a lot of faith in it.
“I don’t think it’s going to be an effective ban, first of all, because a lot of people are doing it,” said Aroche. “It has helped a lot of people get themselves off of cigarettes.”
However, not everyone agreed. Brandon Bushey, a student at Syracuse University, believed these regulations to only be the beginning of a longer process.
“I think it will be effective in testing the waters, which is a step in the right way to finding a solution,” said Bushey.
If the emergency ban is put in effect, it will last for 90 days. After this time, flavored products will be reintroduced to the market unless the ban must is extended or passed into law.