New York’s governor says a second vaping-related death has been recorded in the state.
In a statement, Governor Andrew Cuomo said the State Department of Health reported a Manhattan man in his 30s died from causes related to vaping. The man is said to have had a history if using vape and e-cigarette products.
“We are taking every step possible to combat this crisis on the state level, but the federal government needs to take action now,” Governor Cuomo said Wednesday. “President Trump has already backed down from his vow to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes – despite widespread evidence that these flavors are used to target our teens and young adults – and put the interests of the vaping industry over the lives of Americans.”
“Make no mistake, this is a public crisis,” his statement continued, “and until our ‘leaders’ in Washington do something to stop it, more lives will be lost.”
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