Statement from State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker on Appellate Division Decision Granting Vaping Industry Temporary Restraining Order on New York’s Flavored E-Cigarette Ban

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 3, 2019) - “It is undeniable that the vaping industry is using flavored e-cigarettes to get young people hooked on potentially dangerous and deadly products. While the court’s ruling temporarily delays our scheduled enforcement of this ban, it will not deter us from using every tool at our disposal to address this crisis. Make no mistake: this is a public health emergency that demands immediate action to help ensure the wellbeing of our children, and we’re confident that once the court hears our argument they will agree.”