(Update – 06.02.18)

During Thursday’s Senate Health Committee meeting members voted 14 to 1 in favor of moving a flavor ban along in the legislative process*. Considering that the bill’s sponsor, Senator Kemp Hannon (D-NY-S06), is the chairman of the committee, a yes vote is arguably a matter of procedure. There was no debate and a bare-minimum of discussion before the vote was taken.

S.8610 will be moving on to a vote in the Senate.

At the same time, a bill introduced by Representative Linda Rosenthal (D-NY-A067), A.8688, which would prohibit the sale of e-liquid in flavors other than tobacco and menthol, is on the agenda for

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

1:00 PM

Assembly Health Committee (agenda)

Room 823, Legislative Office Building

Albany, NY


Please Note: This is not a public hearing. Contacting your lawmakers via email, phone, or written letter is the only opportunity before this meeting to express your views on this bill.

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CASAA also encourages our members to consider scheduling an in person meeting at your representative’s district or capitol office. Please contact us at [email protected] if you would like help in preparing for such a meeting.


(Original Post – 05.30.18)

Senator Kemp Hannon (R-S06) is once again sponsoring legislation that would ban the sale of e-liquid in flavors other than tobacco and menthol. This is not a restriction on where these products can be sold, it is a BAN!

Senator Hannon’s bill, S 8610, is on the Senate Health Committee agenda for

Thursday, May 31, 2018

12:00 PM

Room 124 CAP


This meeting is not a public hearing, but your voices are needed to help oppose this bill. Even though Senator Hannon has introduced some form of flavor ban legislation in several previous sessions with no success, the current moral panic and hysteria surrounding flavored vapor products makes this year’s attempt even more concerning.

Please take action TODAY by sending a message to members of the Senate Health Committee

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