In surprise decision, judge blocks New York vaping ban…for now

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In surprise decision, judge blocks New York vaping ban…for now

Post by tom786 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:09 am

Late on Thursday, a New York appellate court issued a temporarily restraining order on Governor Cuomo’s executive action that aims to prohibit the sales of flavored vapes statewide. The ban was supposed to go into effect today, but it is now halted until at least October 18 when all parties are required to appear in front of the Supreme Court of Albany.

The lawsuit was filed by the Vapor Technology Association (VTA) in coordination with two vapor companies, Perfection Vapes and Benevolent E-liquids Inc. The plaintiffs argue that a statewide ban will threaten local businesses while simultaneously threatening the lives of tens of thousands of former smokers. Upon announcement of the ruling, VTA Executive Director Tony Abboud issued the following statement.

“We are very pleased with the New York State Appellate Division’s decision, which acknowledges the strength of our claims about the State’s executive overreach, and which preserves the ability of hundreds of small businesses to remain open and continue to serve their adult customers. The New York State Legislature, instead of enacting a flavor ban, already has decided to address concerns about youth vaping by raising the minimum age for vapor products from 18 to 21 and imposing a major tax increase. We continue to stand ready to work with the State of New York and all interested stakeholders on the many real solutions that should be implemented to achieve the twin goals of restricting youth vaping, which already is illegal, and preserving flavored alternatives for adults desperately trying to quit smoking.”

New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker remains confident that the emergency executive order will remain intact. However, the information surrounding the initial motivating factors behind Cuomo’s decision to ban flavor vapes has changed significantly in recent days.

It’s been over two months since mainstream media began reporting of a mysterious “vaping-related” lung disease that has allegedly infected a number of vapers in over 40 states. At first, the outbreak seemed to be confined to the Wisconsin area, but it apparently began to spread cross country. Then on September 11, President Trump held a press conference in the White House where he announced his intentions to ban flavored vapor products nationwide.

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Re: In surprise decision, judge blocks New York vaping ban…for now

Post by DanielLee58 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:20 pm

I pray to see vaping ban to be banned one day, otherwise I will have to switch to counterfeit vape goods. Meanwhile, I enjoy wax concentrates and wax cartridge vaporizer with lookah seahorse coil (replacement coils for Lookah Seahorse and Seahorse Pro wax vaporizers).

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