New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for action in response to concerns about a nationwide spate of lung illnesses.
The Trump administration will ban flavored e-cigarettes. It comes in response to a surge in youth vaping and health concerns following a handful of mysterious deaths and hundreds of lung illnesses linked to the product.
The Indian government said it would ban e-cigarettes to protect its youth, echoing a similar ban planned by President Donald Trump in the US. The move was a blow to vaping advocates and the product's manufacturers.
Tobacco giants Philip Morris and Altria are considering merging to help battle declining cigarette sales. The potential deal would help dominate the market for vaping products.
The WHO has said e-cigarettes are "undoubtedly harmful" and do not help people quit smoking tobacco. The UN health agency accused the tobacco industry of falsely claiming to want to reduce harm from tobacco use.
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