New York became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes on Tuesday, a move that comes as health officials investigate a surge of severe breathing illnesses linked to vaping.
Officials have identified 380 confirmed and probable cases in 36 states, including six deaths. The FDA has been able to ban vaping flavors since 2016 but has yet to take the step. On Wednesday, Michigan banned the vapes as well.
The bans come after a spike in
high schoolers using flavored vapes.
Juul Labs, Inc. announced that they are ready to comply with any decisions made.