COUNTY EXECUTIVE MIND NOT MADE UP ON BOARD OF LEGISLATORS BAN OF VAPE, FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS ENACTED MONDAY NIGHT.
WPCNR COUNTY CLARION LEDGER. By John F. Bailey. November 29, 2022:
Monday evening the Westchester County Board of Legislators passed a bill that in effect would ban sale of “vape” and flavored tobacco products in Westchester County.
This morning on his weekly report on WVOX 1460 radio on the Dennis and Tonny Good Morning Westchester program, Westchester County Executive George Latimer said he and his staff would be analyzing the economic impacts of the ban as well as other unrelated economic issues, and indicated he was not committed to sign the bill until those factors were examined.
The County Executive said he had 10 days to sign the bill into law.
Dennis Nardone, the morning show asked him why the bill was being considered when persons could go New York City Connecticut and other neighboring areas to buy the possible to be banned products or by mail. Mr. Latimer did not comment on the merits of the bill or the widespread availability of the products , but said he reserved judgment before he and his staff had analyzed the economic impact.
A two hour hearing was held November 14 by the County Board of Legislators to gather public comment on the ban.