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New York Governor Cuomo Proposes to Raise E-Cig Sales Age to 21

New York Governor Cuomo Proposes to Raise E-Cig Sales Age to 21

A person smokes a Juul Labs e-cigarette.

Photographer: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg
Photographer: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal to raise the minimum sales age for tobacco and electronic cigarette products to 21 from 18, according to an official statement.

  • Cuomo also calls for an end to the sale of tobacco and e-cigarette products in pharmacies and to require e-cigarettes be sold only through licensed retailers
  • Proposes to clarify the State Health Department’s authority to ban the sale of certain flavored e-cigarette liquids