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.The Democrat announced Sunday that the state health commissioner would be making a recommendation this week to the state Public Health and Health Planning Council. The council can issue emergency regulations that would go into effect as soon as they are voted on and start being enforced in as soon as two weeks, following a short grace period for retailers, officials said.In announcing the action, Cuomo sharply criticized the flavors that are for sale, like bubble gum and cotton candy. “These are obviously targeted to young people and highly effective at targeting young people,” he said. Officials pointed to a significant increase of use of e-cigarettes by young people, which they said was driven by the flavors.According to data from the state health department, nearly 40% of high school seniors … [Read more...] about New York moves to enact statewide flavored e-cigarette ban
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New York to ban flavored e-cigarettes after illnesses and deaths Independent.ie New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced a ban on all flavored e-cigarettes besides tobacco and menthol in response to a recent nationwide spate of sometimes deadly lung illnesses that U.S. health officials have linked to vaping. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/north-america/new-york-to-ban-flavored-ecigarettes-after-illnesses-and-deaths-38500151.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article38500150.ece/fb50d/AUTOCROP/h342/G-NEW-YORK%202.jpg Email New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced a ban on all flavored e-cigarettes besides tobacco and menthol in response to a recent nationwide spate of sometimes deadly lung illnesses that U.S. health officials have linked to vaping. Cuomo said vaping was dangerous and that he was concerned fruit- and candy-flavored e-cigarettes were leading young people to get hooked on nicotine. "These are obviously targeted to young people and … [Read more...] about New York to ban flavored e-cigarettes after illnesses and deaths
Dozens of demonstrators were arrested during a sit-in at a Microsoft store in New York on Saturday. The protest was organized by Close The Camps NYC as a response to Microsoft doing business with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The event began with a march from the main branch of the New York Public Library to the Microsoft store on Fifth Avenue, located mere blocks from Trump Tower.A Microsoft spokesperson said all of their customers and employees were safe. "We're grateful to the NYPD for their help with protestors at our store on 5th Avenue. We've closed the store for the rest of the day and look forward to opening our doors again soon," they said.Police say they took 76 people into custody Saturday who blocked traffic near the Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan. The protest comes amid mounting criticism of companies working with ICE. Some of Microsoft's own employees demanded last year that it cancel its data processing contract with ICE. … [Read more...] about Dozens arrested during ICE protest at New York Microsoft store
How is income from a life annuity treated by French tax rules? In the UK, part of the payout is considered a return of capital and thus is not subject to tax, while the balance is interest and subject to tax. I live in France. J.H. … [Read more...] about How does France treat a life annuity?
New York (CNN) — You could easily go broke trying to visit every restaurant in New York City's five boroughs. But while there will always be plenty of people chasing the next hot thing -- rainbow unicorn ramen -- there are certain restaurants that have outlasted the rest. These spots are known for their style, their service and especially their food, and have survived against cutthroat competition. Some have even been pioneers behind new cuisines, introducing the city to exciting flavors and innovative ingredients. Not every restaurant on this list has celebrated 100 years, but we have every reason to believe they will. So add these best classic restaurants to your list when you travel to New York: 21 Club The 21 Club's myriad jockey figurines were donated by horse breeders and owners. wdstock/Getty Images The first thing you'll notice is a small townhouse amid the Midtown skyscrapers. Iron jockeys lining the exterior balcony welcome patrons and give this former … [Read more...] about The best classic New York City restaurants