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Gov. DeWine looking into banning flavors of e-cigarettes

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Posted at 10:55 PM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 22:55:59-04

CLEVELAND — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is looking into a statewide ban on flavored e-cigarette.

A spokesman for DeWine said the governor is looking into if he can ban it by executive order, without having to have a change in Ohio law.

"The concern is we are seeing a significant rise in the number of people under 21, even people under age 18 using e-cigarettes. And these types of flavors are marketed to children not to adults," spokesperson Dan Tierney said.

New York and Michigan have already banned flavored e-cigarette flavors in their states.

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