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On January 7, the FDA published guidance banning the sale of certain flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes. Effective February 6, 2020, we and other retailers are no longer allowed to sell flavored cartridge-based e-cigarette products with the exception of tobacco and menthol flavors. This is why you may not be able to find your preferred flavor anymore, as we will not be replenishing any non-compliant stock.This ban does NOT apply to flavored bottles of e-liquid, salts, or disposables.The ZFO complies with all federal and state-specific laws and regulations. 

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The New York State Tax on all products containing e-liquid (an additional 20% on top of what New Yorker's already pay for a total tax of 28 to 28.75% depending on municipality) went into effect on December 1st 2019. The tax, passed as part of the state’s fiscal 2019-2020 budget (S.B. 1509C), applies to the liquid and gel that is used in electronic devices including cigarettes, cigars, and vaping pens, regardless of whether they contain nicotine. The measure is projected to raise $2 million in revenue in fiscal year 2020, which ends March 31, and $19 million in FY 2021,...

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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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