NY’s ban on flavored e-cigs set to expire before it can be enforced, but state has plan

New York state’s emergency ban on flavored electronic cigarettes has been stalled in court so long it is set to expire before it ever gets enforced.

The 90-day ban approved on Sept 17 was swiftly halted as part of an ongoing lawsuit filed by vaping industry leaders.

Now, a key state Health Department panel is poised to vote on Dec. 12 to renew the ban in hopes that is upheld in state Supreme Court in Albany County.

Health Department spokeswoman Jill Montag said the agency is “confident that the court will agree that this is a public health emergency demanding immediate action to help ensure the wellbeing of our children.”

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