Cuomo signs bill banning use of e-cigarettes indoors

Tammy Harvey
October 25, 2017

As of this week, vaping wherever standard smoking is prohibited will also be banned in NY state.

E-cigarettes and vaping are being banned in indoor public areas in NY, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that will place the same restrictions on new and old nicotine delivery systems.

They believe Including e-cigarettes in the state's clean indoor clean air law will help protect the health of children and hospitality workers. The ban in New York City has been in place since 2013, when it was included in the city's Smoke Free Air Act.

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The potential dangers of vaping have become a topic of debate and concern in recent years, even as e-cigarettes have gained in popularity. "This measure closes another unsafe loophole in the law, creating a stronger, healthier NY for all". The measure bans e-cigarettes in any building, structure, and outdoor grounds in public and private preschools and other schools through high school. But the New York State Health Department says that vaping isn't as safe as some think because what is produced can have formaldehyde, cadmium and other chemicals, in addition to nicotine that is found in traditional cigarettes, USA Today reported.

In New York, around 70 percent of the state's municipalities already have bans on the books, according to the American Lung Association. This measure makes the law consistent across the state.

Another pending bill seeks to require e-cigarette sellers to register with the state as tobacco retailers do - a tactic to mitigate sales to youths. "The FDA classifies e-vapor products as tobacco products because they contain nicotine derived from tobacco".

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