A new bill aims to snuff out the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in New York City. The vapor-based smokes are popular in flavors like green apple, vanilla and cherry.
New York City councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Queens) will introduce legislation Tuesday to ban the fruity flavors, saying they entice kids to start puffing on the devices.
“These flavors are direct marketing to children,” Constantinides said. “They appeal to children, and we’re taking them out of that market.”
Flavored regular cigarettes were banned in the city in 2009. The city has already added e-cigarettes to its ban on smoking in restaurants, offices, and parks.
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