According to Spectrumlocalnews, starting in 2024, New York State in the United States will begin to implement similar marketing rules for e-cigarettes and vaping products as other tobacco products.
It states that manufacturers and distributors will no longer be allowed to put brand names, logos or other identification on any products other than actual e-cigarettes. They cannot offer gifts related to the purchase of e-cigarettes, and brands are also prohibited from sponsoring various team events and events, such as sports games and concerts.
According to Dr. Andrew Hyland, chairman of the Division of Health Behaviors at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, this is an important and welcome step toward reducing youth tobacco smoking. "These are very important,"
"It's a social statement," he said. "While the end of sponsorship does not completely eradicate tobacco smoking or vaping, it is one element of it and a statement to the public."
The New York State Convenience Store Association said it supports the new law and others like it but questioned its impact. Association President Kent Sopris noted that many of the products that will be promoted, such as flavored e-cigarettes, are already considered illegal goods at the state and federal levels.
"It might feel good to spend time focusing on marketing gimmicks and tactics. But it doesn't really work. The real solution to the problem is to close the stores that sell these products," Sopris said.
He doesn't think the new law will have much of an impact on his association's members because his store doesn't often sell illegal products aimed at teenagers. And those stores that sell such products, he noted, don't seem to worry about legal action.
Sopris highlighted his position, repeating: "I call on the sponsors of the bills, the governor and other constituents to really seriously consider how to get these products off the streets. We have had great discussions with them and we have We are looking forward to the upcoming budget year and hope to see progress on this.”
The new law would also eliminate contractual provisions that suppress research on the health consequences of vaping.