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Judge Rules Gov. Cuomo Exceeded Authority With Emergency Ban On E-Cigarettes

A New York State Supreme Court judge recently ruled in favor of a vaping industry group in their lawsuit against New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo.

This past September, Gov. Cuomo’s administration issued an emergency ban on flavored e-cigarettes in an attempt to address teen vaping and the increasing instances of vaping related illnesses. However, a judge ruled that Gov. Cuomo exceeded his authority by issuing the ban and that such an action should be passed by the legislature.

WGRZ 2 On Your Side aired a report on vaping and the decision from a New York State Supreme Court judge, who struck down Gov. Cuomo’s emergency ban on flavored e-cigarettes. Anchor Scott Levin interviewed attorney Barry Covert for legal analysis on the ruling. Continue reading this post for Barry Covert’s comments and click here for the story on WGRZ’s website. Also, click on the video below to watch the full report, which includes the interview with Barry Covert.