Cuomo to New Yorkers amid illnesses: Don’t vape, "period"

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September 07, 2019 - 3:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) – Gov. Cuomo is urging New Yorkers not to vape, and he says the state’s health department will issue warnings similar to those from the federal government.

“People should not be using vaping products, period,” the governor told reporters Saturday, according to NBC4.

Cuomo said the New York Health Department will release guidance this weekend that echoes warnings from federal health officials.

On Friday, U.S. health officials said Americans should stop vaping until they can figure out why some people have come down with severe lung illnesses within three months after using vaping products.

The warning came as officials said they had identified 450 possible illnesses, including three deaths, in 33 states.

Health officials say no single vaping device, liquid or ingredient has been tied to all the illnesses. Many of the sickened, but not all, were people who had been vaping THC, the chemical that gives marijuana its high.

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