In the United States, the impact of the electronic cigarette "Juul" on young people pushes some states to make tough decisions. This is the case for the state of New York Governor Cuomo or on Thursday signed a law to crack down on the distribution of free electronic cigarettes to minors.
A LIMIT ON THE PROMOTION OF E-CIGARETTES IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK
Yesterday, the Governor Cuomo of the state of New York has signed a law to tackle the free distribution of electronic cigarettes to minors. This law puts an end to a flaw in a previous state law that had banned the sale of electronic cigarettes to people under the age of 18, while allowing their use as promotional items.
Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) stated that the bill had been prepared in response to complaints received about people promoting and distributing electronic cigarettes at fairs and other public gatherings.
« We want to cut off access to e-cigarettes, whether they are distributed or purchased"She said.
This new law is the latest measure taken by the state to reduce the use of electronic cigarettes, especially among minors. Last fall, Governor Cuomo had already promulgated a project of loi extending the provisions of the Clean Air Act From New York to electronic cigarettes, banning their use in most restaurants, bars and workplaces.