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Cuomo wants region to work together on pot, vaping

New York’s Democratic governor this week urged neighboring states to work together on recreational marijuana policies that also address vaping products.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo planned Wednesday to travel to Connecticut to meet with the state’s Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont. In interviews Tuesday, Cuomo blamed the federal government for failing to take action and said he also wants to work with New Jersey.

Health officials nationwide are investigating hundreds of cases of serious breathing illnesses in people who use e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. President Donald Trump has proposed a federal ban on flavored e-cigarettes and vaping products, while New York and Michigan have also moved forward on bans of vaping flavors.

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