e-cigarettes

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Tom Puckett
January 16, 2020 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A UB epidemiologist was among those taking part in a CDC study looking to find a possible link between e-cigarette use and lung injury. Jo L. Freudenheim, PhD, chair of epidemiology and environmental health in UB’s School of Public Health and Health Professions, is a co-author on...
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Tom Puckett
January 15, 2020 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) State lawmakers could soon vote to ban flavored e-cigarettes as well as traditional menthol cigarettes, as early as next week. One state senator says it's too early for such a vote. "We don't have a full body of research that shows e-cigarettes are unhealthy for people," State...
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 E-cigarettes devices are display in a local store
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January 13, 2020 - 11:01 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York lawmakers could ban flavored tobacco products amid growing concern over the tobacco and vaping industry’s use of flavorings to attract young people and African Americans, though it’s unclear whether a push to ban menthol cigarettes will succeed. The Democratic...
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December 12, 2019 - 6:12 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York's ban on flavored e-cigarettes is still held up in court but the state may try to keep it alive and expand it to include menthol. The state's Public Health and Health Planning Council is set to vote Thursday to keep the emergency ban on the books for another 90...
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Mike Baggerman
November 18, 2019 - 3:18 pm
DEPEW, N.Y. (WBEN) - Senator Chuck Schumer is renewing a push for a federal ban of flavored e-cigarettes due to its marketing towards children. The latest push to ban flavored vape products came Monday at Depew High School, with the senator claiming that it is a national problem. "These companies...
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Tom Puckett
November 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
Albany, NY (WBEN) For five hours, members of the State Senator Majority from those in the know as they look at regulating e-cigarettes and vaping. Among those testifying was Andrew Hyland of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. "E-cigarettes are less toxic than cigarettes, but they are not...
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Tom Puckett
October 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) With the FDA endorsing a tobacco pouch as less risky than cigarettes, questions are abound about whether e-cigarettes should also fit in that category. Swedish Match received the FDA endorsement after lengthty research, says Tony Billoni of Tobacco Free WNY. "This was part of the...
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Tom Puckett
October 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Both sides in the argument over a flavored e-cigarette ban in New York will present their cases in court Friday. Earlier this month, a state appeals court temporarily blocked New York from enforcing Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 90-day emergency ban on such products after the vaping...
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Tom Puckett
October 03, 2019 - 5:15 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A State Appellate Court has issued a temporary restraining order blocking the ban of sales of flavored e-cigarettes for two weeks. An injunction hearing is scheduled for October 18th. "The Court ruled in favor of the industry, by issuing an injunction until the next court...
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Brendan Keany
October 03, 2019 - 3:05 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - As it stands following a temporary order issued by a state court Thursday, New York State's emergency ban on flavored e-cigarette products is on hold for two weeks, but former County Executive Joel Giambra held a press conference at Perfection Vapes in Depew to again urge Governor...
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