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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Bans e-cigarettes in New York City

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Bans e-cigarettes in New York City
Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a law banning electronic cigarettes from places in New York

It’s presently illegal to use electronic cigarettes anywhere cigarette smoking is banned.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the legislation on Monday. It adds e-cigarettes to the Clean Indoor Air Act, which precludes smoking in broad daylight places.

“These items are marketed as a healthier alternative to cigarettes, however the reality is they likewise convey long haul dangers to the health of users and those around them,” Cuomo said in a release.

Before the new law, just substances containing tobacco, including stogies, cigarettes or pipes, were banned from use in broad daylight places.

While numerous counties have already banned the use of e-cigarettes in broad daylight places – including restaurants, bars and other work places – the new law makes it consistent over the state.

Cuomo signed legislation in July that banned e-cigarettes use on all open and private school grounds.

The new law has the support of the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association.

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