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N.Y.C. Councilman Constantinides Introduces Bill to Prevent Nicotine Addiction (NYC City Council Website)

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New York City Council Member Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) today introduced INT 488 to restrict the sale of flavored e-cigarettes.  The legislation aims to prevent the health risks associated with tobacco addiction by targeting flavored e-cigarettes, which may become a gateway to tobacco use.  The sale of flavored tobacco products is already restricted.

“Like flavored tobacco products, flavored e-cigarettes entice youth and young adults to get hooked on these products that shown to have immediate negative health effects.  We thank New York City Councilman Costa Constantinides for his leadership to sponsor this bill,” states Karen Blumenfeld, Esq., Executive Director of Global Advisors on Smokefree Policy.

You can read the full press release here.