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Oct 11, 2019

NY Is First State to Require Tampon Ingredients Be Disclosed

NY Is First State to Require Tampon Ingredients Be Disclosed

New York will become the first state to require the disclosure of ingredients in tampons and other menstrual products

Oct 8, 2019

NYC Teen is State's First Vaping Death, Cuomo Says

NYC Teen is State's First Vaping Death, Cuomo Says

The death of New York City boy is being reported as the state's first vaping-related death, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.

Sep 27, 2019

NY Could Add Menthol to Flavor Ban as Vaping Group Sues

NY Could Add Menthol to Flavor Ban as Vaping Group Sues

New York's governor wants to add menthol to the state's first-in-the-nation ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes as the vaping industry sues to nullify it.

Sep 26, 2019

Vaping Industry Seeks to Block NY Ban on E-Cig Flavors

Vaping Industry Seeks to Block NY Ban on E-Cig Flavors

The vaping industry is suing to nullify New York state's ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes.

Sep 26, 2019

Thousands of NYC Kids Test Positive for Lead Exposure: Data

Thousands of NYC Kids Test Positive for Lead Exposure: Data

A systemic failure by the city has resulted in thousands of children testing positive for lead exposure, an investigation by New York City’s Comptroller Scott Stringer found.

Sep 24, 2019

Tainted Cocaine Suspected in Multiple Yonkers, Bronx Deaths

Tainted Cocaine Suspected in Multiple Yonkers, Bronx Deaths

Tainted cocaine is suspected in multiple apparent overdose deaths in Yonkers and the Bronx, police say.

Sep 17, 2019

Panel Approves Ban on Sale of Flavored E-Cigs in New York

Panel Approves Ban on Sale of Flavored E-Cigs in New York

New York became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, a move that comes as federal health officials investigate a mysterious surge of severe breathing illnesses linked to vaping.

Sep 18, 2019

NYC Wants to Ban Chocolate Milk From School Menus

NYC Wants to Ban Chocolate Milk From School Menus

The New York City Department of Education has proposed eliminating chocolate milk from school menus in favor of options that contain less sugar

Sep 15, 2019

New York Moves to Enact Statewide Flavored E-Cig Ban

New York Moves to Enact Statewide Flavored E-Cig Ban

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to enact a statewide ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns connected to vaping, especially among young people.

Sep 12, 2019

States Warn About NY, NJ Companies Selling At-Home Rape Kits

States Warn About NY, NJ Companies Selling At-Home Rape Kits

Two companies are under fire for saying they want to sell do-it-yourself rape kits to sexual assault survivors

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