Joel Giambra

Vaping products in the warehouse of Demand Vape in Buffalo, March 2, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Vaping products in the warehouse of Demand Vape in Buffalo, March 2, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 02, 2020 - 3:07 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Advocates for the vaping industry continue their push to end what they call "misinformation" about the dangers of using e-cigarettes and to convince Governor Andrew Cuomo not to ban flavored vaping products.
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Joel Giambra
(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
January 22, 2020 - 1:37 pm
CDC research shows that Vitamin E acetate, commonly found in THC-containing vape products, is heavily linked to deaths.
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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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Tom Puckett
October 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) We're about three weeks away from the Erie County Executive's election between Mark Poloncarz and Lynne Dixon, and political experts say there hasn't been much of a buzz. HEAR CANDIDATES IN CONVERSATION: MARK POLONCARZ LIVE IN-STUDIO 8AM TODAY LYNNE DIXON LIVE IN-STUDIO 8AM...
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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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Brendan Keany
June 06, 2019 - 12:25 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra was recently named Liberty Cab's COO by company founder and president Bill Yuhnke, and he says he's ready to be creative and innovative in what has become a competitive industry. "Obviously, the industry is going through a...
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Tom Puckett
June 04, 2019 - 5:37 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra is joining the Liberty Cab team as Chief Operating Officer. "I hope to build on the very successful business that has been created over the last 42 years in my new role with Buffalo-based Liberty Cab," says Giambra. Liberty founder and...
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Matt Moran
October 03, 2018 - 5:45 am
Wednesday night at the Holiday Inn on Genesee Street in Cheektowaga a regulated marijuana listening session will be open to the public. The input given will assist the Regulated Marijuana Workgroup in drafting legislation for an adult-use marijuana program for the New York State Legislature to...
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Gubernatorial candidate Joel Giambra at Hotel Henry on March 14, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
June 21, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A former Erie County Executive says he's encouraged by a recent report on legalizing marijuana in New York, but is afraid the Empire State is already behind the eight ball. "The governor has finally released a study that suggests marijuana for adult use would be an appropriate...
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