Cuomo signs legislation adding e-cigarettes to Clean Indoor Air Act

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Supporters of e-cigarettes said that there isn't sufficient proof the devices, which are legal, are a health threat, and that they could be used by some smokers to end the use of traditional tobacco products.

NY joins a growing list of states that have banned vaping in indoor public spaces such as bars and restaurants, in much the same way they restrict smoking.

Some places, including New York City, have already banned the use of e-cigarettes in public places, like work, restaurants, and bars.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Monday that will go into effect in 30 days, The New York Times reported.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of NY on Monday signed a bill to prohibit vaping anywhere traditional cigarettes are already banned, such as workplaces and restaurants.

This bill (S.2543A/ A.516A) would reduce the exposure to potentially risky chemicals for e-cigarette users and those around them.

E-cigarettes, vaping pens, e-hookah and similar devices typically contain nicotine.

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

The health consequences of c-cigarette use are unclear.

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.

You are now not allowed to vape anywhere you're not allowed to smoke in New York State. The measure bans e-cigarettes in any building, structure, and outdoor grounds in public and private preschools and other schools through high school. Kemp Hannon said, "As the proud sponsor of this legislation, I am pleased NY will be taking this step to protect New Yorkers from the potential harms of e-cigarettes".

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