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New York called to include menthol in flavored tobacco ban

New York's governor has said he'll propose legislation this year to prohibit the sale of “all” flavored e-cigarettes and ban vaping ads targeted to youth

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York lawmakers could ban flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, amid growing concern over the tobacco industry's use of flavorings to attract young people.

A spokesman said Monday that the Democratic Senate Majority plans to pass a ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and prohibition on smokeless flavored tobacco products as soon as next week. 

It's less clear how lawmakers will act on a Senate Democrat's bill to ban all flavored tobacco products _ including menthol cigarettes and e-cigarettes. 

New York's governor has said he'll propose legislation this year to prohibit the sale of “all” flavored e-cigarettes and ban vaping ads targeted to youth.