Nassau Executive Curran signs law to prohibit sale of flavored vaping products in 2020

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Nassau County Executive Laura Curran has signed legislation that prohibits the sale of flavored vaping products in Nassau County starting Jan. 1.

Parents applaud the county's efforts to get vaping products out of the hands of minors, but those in the vaping industry say the new measure will punish shop owners who obey the laws.

The owner of Vaporville in Hicksville says that 99 percent of his customers actually prefer the flavored e-liquids.

"Let adults choose the things in life that they want," says store owner Matt Flax.

A new long-term study is linking electronic cigarettes to lung problems, and it is the first study of its kind do so.

According to researchers at University of California San Francisco, vaping increases the risk of developing severe, chronic lung illnesses.

Researchers found that users are a third more likely to develop asthma, bronchitis and emphysema.

Although they say vaping is still safer than traditional smoking, researchers believe people who use e-cigarettes in addition to smoking regular cigarettes triple that risk.

Officials say the death count from vaping-related illness has surpassed 50.

 

 

 

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