New York extends ban on flavored e-cigarettes

New York extends ban on flavored e-cigarettes
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The state of New York has extended its prohibition on the flavored liquids used in e-cigarettes.

New York's Public Health and Health Planning Council voted in favor of the extension on Thursday, CNN reports.

Under the extension, the ban will last for another 90 days and bans all flavored e-liquids other than tobacco and menthol, though because of an injunction filed by vape store owners, the ban isn't currently in effect, according to the network.

"The Department of Health is committed as ever before to pursuing a ban on flavored e-cigarettes and vaping products that are driving this increase in usage and putting young people at risk for developing lifelong nicotine addictions," Health department spokeswoman Jill Montag told CNN.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report Thursday showing that, as of Dec. 10, there have been 2,409 hospitalized cases of lung injury linked to vaping in the U.S.
 
The injuries have been reported in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 
 
Fifty-two people across 26 states and Washington, D.C., have died from reported lung injuries, the CDC reports.