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Schumer wants federal ban on flavored e-cigarettes

The sale of flavored e-cigs is banned in the state of New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top state health officials cite concerns in the wake of a huge increase in the number of young people who are vaping and are attracted to flavored e-cigs.

On Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he wants a federal ban.

“I would do the same thing at the federal level, a full ban on flavored e-cigarettes nationwide,” Schumer said. “President Trump proposed it, and I agree with it. When e-cigarettes came out, we thought it might be a path away from smoking. But it seems to be a pathway to smoking.”

The New York ban is for 90 days. Cuomo is asking the legislature to make it permanent. Michigan is also banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes.

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