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Tim Wenger
October 15, 2019 - 7:48 pm
A Michigan judge temporarily blocked the state's weeks-old ban on flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, saying it may force adults to return to smoking more harmful tobacco products and has irreparably hurt vaping businesses. Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens put the prohibition on hold until "...
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Brendan Keany
October 12, 2019 - 8:19 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP-) — The thousands of shops that sprang up in cities and towns across the country over the past decade to sell vaping products have seen a stunning reversal of fortune, with their sales plunging in just two months amid news reports that vaping has sickened nearly 1,300 people and...
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Tim Wenger
October 03, 2019 - 7:23 pm
Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) - It was all smiles and a celebratory mood at the new Roswell Park Care Network facility grand opening on Orchard Park Road Thursday. The location is Roswell's newest and largest location. The 15,000-square-foot offices of Roswell Park Hematology Oncology Southtowns...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York officials want to add menthol to the state's first-in-the-nation ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes as the vaping industry seeks to block it, according to the governor's office. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he's directing his administration to take steps...
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NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Vape shops in New York are scrambling to respond to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to prohibit the sale of flavored vaping products — a ban poised to take effect Tuesday. Cuomo, a Democrat, proposed the ban on Sunday . The emergency regulation will take effect immediately if approved...
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Mike Baggerman
September 16, 2019 - 3:00 am
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Neil McManus
September 15, 2019 - 12:28 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN/AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to enact a statewide ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns connected to vaping, especially among young people. The Democrat announced Sunday that the state health commissioner would be making a...
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President Donald Trump talks about a plan to ban most flavored e-cigarettes, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Washington. From left, acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless, first lady Melania Trump, Trump, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, responding to a recent surge in underage vaping that has alarmed parents, politicians and health authorities nationwide. The surprise White House announcement...
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President Donald Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar talk to the media in the Oval Office, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Tom Puckett
September 11, 2019 - 1:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday his administration will propose banning thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes to combat a recent surge in underage vaping . The Food and Drug Administration will develop guidelines to remove from the market all e-cigarette flavors except...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Parents of unvaccinated children in New York state gathered in Albany Monday to protest the repeal of a religious exemption to school immunization requirements. Hundreds of people carrying signs and dressed in white assembled in front of the state education building Monday...
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