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Vermont considering banning sale of vaping products

September 26, 2019 GMT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Officials say Vermont Gov. Phil Scott is exploring whether the state should institute a ban on the sale of vaping products.

The Bennington Banner reports Scott is considering similar steps to the ones taken in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Scott’s communication director Rebecca Kelley says he is “concerned” about the health impact of vaping products on young people in Vermont.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a ban on the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes Sept. 15. On Tuesday, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker ordered a four-month ban on the sale of all vaping products in retail stores and online. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed an executive order banning the sale of flavored electronic nicotine-delivery system products on Wednesday.

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Information from: Bennington Banner, http://www.benningtonbanner.com