The New York state health officials have voted to carry out Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive action to ban sales of most flavoured e-cigarettes.

The only two flavours that customers will be able to buy are tobacco and menthol.

The ban on every flavoured vape will choke a $539 million industry made up of 700 shops and 2 700 employees.

Retailers who violate the ban will face fines up to $2,000 per violation.

There needed to be “urgent action, flavouring is a key youth marketing strategy,” said New York State Health Commissioner Dr Howard Zucker.

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