Use of e-cigarettes in public spaces will be banned in 30 days in New York

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“This measure closes another dangerous loophole in the law, creating a stronger, healthier New York for all,” Gov. Cuomo said. The health consequences of c-cigarette use are unclear. But the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says e-cigarette use may lead to nicotine addiction. Some ingredients found in e-cigarettes are considered toxic and there is no regulation of what chemicals e-cigarettes contain how much nicotine the user is inhaling. Some other counties had already banned e-cigarette vaping in public places.

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A 2016 state Health Department study found one out of five children had tried e-cigarettes and this is why e-cigarette use on school grounds was already banned in July. Cuomo’s decision was sustained by some law makers.” I am pleased that the Governor signed this bill into law, and look forward to continuing to work with the Administration to enhance New York’s tobacco control measures,” Assembly member Linda B. Rosenthal said. “As the proud sponsor of this legislation, I am pleased New York will be taking this step to protect New Yorkers from the potential harms of e-cigarettes,” Senator Kemp Hannon declared. The e-cigarettes represent now a $2.5-billion industry, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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