New York was one of the first states in the US to place a ban on flavored e-cigs as an attempt to prevent youth vaping and the increasing number of pulmonary illnesses. However, on October 15th, Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker made a statement saying that the majority of the 125 illnesses reported were the outcome of black market THC cartridges and not store-bought nicotine e-liquids.

Laboratory test results show very high levels of vitamin E acetate in nearly all cannabis-containing samples analyzed by New York State’s Wadsworth Laboratory as part of this investigation. At least one vitamin E acetate containing vape product has been linked to nearly every patient that has submitted a product for testing.

New York State Department of Health

Despite these accredited studies, New York Governor Cuomo persists to push a ban on all flavors related to vaping. Patients who admitted to using THC cartridges regret that officials prefer not to inform the public of what is really making people sick.