Recent Actions to Combat Youth Vaping
E-cigarette Sales Age Raised to 21
In November 2019, New York's law raising the minimum sales age for tobacco and e-cigarette products from 18 to 21 went into effect.
First-in-the-Nation Ban on Flavored E-cigarettes
In September 2019, New York State implemented a ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and nicotine e-liquids.
E-Cigarettes Added to Clean Indoor Act
In October 2017, Governor Cuomo expanded the Clean Indoor Air Act to prohibit e-cigarette use everywhere that smoking tobacco products are banned.
Identifying and Implementing Strategies to Improve New Yorkers' Health
The FY 2020 Budget codifies the Affordable Care Act and Health Exchange into law. No matter what happens at the Federal level, these key provisions are protected in New York State.
New York has the nation’s strongest and most comprehensive Paid Family Leave policy. Working families no longer have to choose between caring for their loved ones and risking their economic security.
Advancing Health Across All Policies
Incorporating Health Considerations Into Decision-Making in All Sectors
This historic investment offers a transformational blueprint that addresses housing needs, strengthens protections for tenants, and creates opportunities for low-to-moderate income households.
The $1.4 billion comprehensive plan will serve as a national model for high-need communities by increasing access to open spaces, healthy food, health care services and preventative care.
The Farm-to-School Program is a major component of the State’s ongoing efforts to increase the amount of fresh, local foods served in schools and connect New York’s farmers to new markets.
Ending the AIDS Epidemic in New York State by 2020
End the Epidemic
The Blueprint: Governor Cuomo's 3-Point Plan
The State's 'Ending the Epidemic' Task Force gathered information and research from around the state to develop the final Blueprint plan in 2015, mapping out concrete next steps to decrease new infections and improve the lives of all New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS.
Targeting Young Adults
Because those between 25 and 34 years old have the highest rate of newly diagnosed HIV infection, New York has broadened HIV testing and treatment consent laws for minors.
Increasing Pre-Exposure Drug Treatments
New York is maximizing the availability of life-saving, transmission-interrupting drug treatments, like PrEP, for high-risk persons to keep them HIV negative will help lead to a zero transmission rate in the future.
Helping Every Day New Yorkers and Their Families
Governor Cuomo has instituted an aggressive, multi-pronged approach to addressing the opioid epidemic, and created a continuum of addiction care with full prevention, treatment, and recovery services.
NY is the first state in the nation to require manufacturers to disclose ingredients in household cleaning products, which may contain chemicals with negative health impacts.
New York is committed to being a champion for veterans and their families by creating programs that build opportunities and ensure services for members of the armed forces.