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Officials Discuss Vaping Dangers | Jersey Shore Online

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  MANCHESTER – Members of the Manchester Township Council recently discussed the possibility of producing an official statement in regards to the ongoing “vaping crisis” on behalf of Manchester Township.

  Councilman James A.
Vaccaro, Sr. brought forth the idea during his report, stating that Manchester
should consider drafting an ordinance, or something of the like, that reflects
its official stance as against vaping products.

  “Michigan was the
first state and New York was the second state to ban flavored e-cigarettes,”
added Vaccaro.

  Michigan became the
first state to take action at the beginning of September. New York followed
suit less than two weeks later.

  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo explained why vaping poses risks to the younger generation in a statement: “It is undeniable that vaping companies are deliberately using flavors like bubblegum, Captain Crunch and cotton candy to get young people hooked on e-cigarettes – it’s a public health crisis and it ends today.”

  The Federal Drug
Administration has also kick started an investigation into the “rash of
illnesses” caused by vaping products. The FDA counts 530 confirmed and probable
lung injuries so far.

  As of Sept. 24, nine
people have died as a result of the ongoing “vaping crisis.”

  While New Jersey has
not taken to banning the sale or use of these products, Governor Murphy’s
administration has established the Electronic Smoking Device Task Force, which
is “directed to formulate a comprehensive strategy to protect New Jersey
residents from the hazards of electronic cigarettes.”

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