Flavored Vape Ban Affecting CNY Vape Shops Flavored Vape Ban Effecting CNY Vape Shops

Nick Schoek:
Dear god I’m out of a job. That’s about it. My business is going to go under. Every other vape shop in the state is going to go under. Tons of people are going to be out of jobs.

Joe Trently:
Nicholas Schoek is the general manager of the store.
Schoek says at least 90 percent of the store’s sales come from flavored vapes, a-k-a juices. As a small business employee, Schoek is losing more than just a job.

Nick Schoek:
I’ve increased business, I’ve fixed everything, I’ve tripled sales, met a ton of nice people, helped so many people. And to think its all going to be gone in a blink of an eye, it’s just, it’s heart breaking.

Jillian Andrews:
While clearly this ban is bad for business, health experts say, it’s a good thing.

Jillian Andrews:
Karyn Johnson is the program coordinator for the tobacco program for the Onondaga County Health Department. Johnson says research on vaping and e-cigarettes is limited because the devices are so new. However, experts have made connections between specific flavors and health problems.

Karyn Johnson:
They have seen some risk associated with say, mint or cinnamon. I know they’ve seen some research that shows that might be a higher cause for heart disease. So the flavors themselves can be a risk in some cases

Joe Trently:
Johnson says the new law will help protect the youth.

Karyn Johnson:
There is data that shows that a lot of youth are initiating the use of these e-cigarettes because of those flavors.

Jillian Andrews:
Johnson says there has been seven cases reported in Central New York. The governor’s office has not announced an official date the flavor ban will begin.

Joe Trently:
While this may be a bad thing for owners, health experts say, it’s a good thing.

Fayetteville, N.Y. (NCC News) – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an emergency executive ban of flavored e-cigerettes at the end of September.

The goal of the ban is to decrease use of e-cigarettes among teenagers.

The program coordinator for the tobacco program at the Onondaga County Health Department, Karyn Johnson, agrees with the ban.

“There is data that shows that a lot of youth are initiating the use of these e-cigarettes because of those flavors,” Johnson said.

That research indicates an increase risk for illness with certain flavors of e-cigarettes, such as mint and cinnamon,  Johnson said.

There has been seven cases of illness due to e-cigarettes in Central New York alone, according to Johnson.

Nick Schoek is the general manager for Salt City Vape in Fayetteville. The ban on flavored e-cigarettes will put the store out of business, Schoek said.

“Every other vape shop in the state is going to go under. Tons of people are going to be out of job,” Schoek said.

Ninety percent of Salt City Vape’s revenue comes from the sale of flavored e-cigarettes.

Salt City Vape and other  Vape shops will have until October 4th to remove flavored vapes from shelves.

 

 

 

 

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