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Albany, N.Y. (WHAM) - Effective Wednesday, anyone who wants to purchase tobacco or electronic cigarettes in New York must be 21 years of age or older. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill changing the age from 18 to 21 into law in July. The age change applies to traditional cigarettes as well as electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. According to Department of Health data, 27 percent of high school students in New York State are now using e-cigarettes. Cuomo said the decision was made to prevent more tobacco products from "getting into the hands of our youth".Click here for original article.

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We received the following info from NYSVA..."The temporary restraining order is still in effect, and will remain in effect unless and until the court orders otherwise. We do not know exactly when the court will revisit this issue, but it will not be today, and it will probably be at least several days, and possibly up to a couple of weeks or more." Until we hear otherwise, flavors will remain on our shelves! We'll update when we have new information! Stay tuned!

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The New York State Appellate Division granted a temporary restraining order in the lawsuit brought by the Vapor Technology Association, Benevolent ELiquids Inc., and Perfection Vapes regarding the proposed flavor ban in New York State, which was set to be enforced October 4, 2019.The Order entered by four appellate judges ruled that the State is “temporarily enjoined and prevented from enforcing” the flavor ban until a ruling on the motion for a preliminary injunction is determined. That motion is scheduled to be heard on October 18, 2019.Tony Abboud, Executive Director of the Vapor Technology Association said, “We are very pleased with...

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Washington, D.C., September 25, 2019—The Vapor Technology Association (VTA), the industry’s national trade association, Benevolent e-Liquids, Inc., a New York manufacturer, and Perfection Vapes, Inc., a New York retailer, filed a lawsuit seeking declaratory judgment, a temporary restraining order, and a preliminary and permanent injunction in the Supreme Court of the State of New York for Albany County against the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC) to nullify the ban in New York State of flavored vapor products and to prevent it from being enforced. Tony Abboud, Executive Director of the Vapor...

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NEW YORK FLAVOR BAN REVISED EFFECTIVE DATE:OCTOBER 4TH 2019(CLICK HERE FOR DOCUMENT)UPDATE 9/22/2019: SINCE WE ARE GETTING CONFLICTING DATES FROM NYS AND THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND THEY CANT DECIDE WHICH DATE THIS BAN TAKES EFFECT WE WILL BE RUNNING WITH OCT 4TH TO ERR ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION. ALL PROMOS & DATES BELOW HAVE BEEN MODIFIED TO REFLECT THIS NEW UPDATE. THANK YOU.On Tuesday September 17th 2019 the health department voted to pass Cuomo's emergency flavor ban. Beginning October 4th 2019 we will be unable to sell any flavored e-liquid products aside from Tobacco, Menthol, and Unflavored. We will remain open and we will still carry...

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