BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)–Former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra is speaking out against the governor’s plan to ban flavored vaping.
He held a news conference this morning in the City of Buffalo.
Giambra says that vaping can help smokers kick their habit and live healthier lives.
He believes that a ban on e-cigarettes could lead to dangerous consequences.
“Prohibition will push adults back to combustable cigarettes or the black market and when that happens governor. When that happens state legislature….you will have a bigger public health crisis,” Giambra said.
Governor Cuomo called on lawmakers yesterday to pass a new law banning flavored e-cigarettes.
Recently, the state put a 20 percent tax on vaping products.