ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York lawmakers could ban flavored tobacco products including menthol cigarettes amid growing concern over the tobacco industry's use of flavorings to attract young people and African Americans.
A spokesman said Monday that the Democratic Senate Majority plans to pass a ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and prohibition on smokeless flavored tobacco products as soon as next week. It's less clear how lawmakers will act on a Senate Democrat's bill to ban all flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and e-cigarettes.
New York's governor has said he'll propose legislation this year to prohibit the sale of "all" flavored e-cigarettes and ban vaping ads targeted to youth.
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