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

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

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

The decision was made due to the fact that ingredients in e-cigarettes are considered toxic and there is no regulation of what chemicals e-cigarettes contain or how much nicotine the user is inhaling.

But there appeared to be a loophole for e-cigarettes. "This measure closes another risky loophole in the law, creating a stronger, healthier NY for all".

Electronic cigarette use will be prohibited in all places where tobacco smoking is now banned when new legislation goes into effect on November 22 in New York State.

Mr. Singh acknowledged that the product he sells may be a health risk, but believes it is a lesser evil; most customers use it as way to quit traditional cigarettes, he said. Jeff Seyler, executive vice president of the American Lung Association's northeast region, said the new law sends a signal that e-cigarettes are not safe - and could help prevent some young people from getting hooked on nicotine.

A 2016 study by the New York State Department of Health found that 20 percent of children had tried e-cigs, double the number from two years prior.

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The company urged anyone who purchased potentially contaminated products to discard them or return them for a full refund. A nationwide veggie recall has hit Walmart , Trader Joe's and Target, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Vaping has caused a dilemma for some lawmakers and health policy experts. Bars, restaurants and public work places are not off the list of acceptable places to vape. You don't light them, they don't burn tobacco, and they produce vapor, not smoke (hence "vaping" vs. "smoking").

Several states including California, Connecticut and New Jersey have already added the devices to their smoking bans.

Many counties had already banned e-cigarette vaping in public places.

Electronic and vapor-delivery systems often times contain nicotine. As the Snopes website notes, there is no truth to a story from last August that purported that 11 states were planning to ban vaping in vehicles.

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