New York Includes Vaping Under Smoking Ban

E-cigarettes are devices that typically deliver nicotine flavorings and other additives to users via an inhaled aerosol

E-cigarettes are devices that typically deliver nicotine flavorings and other additives to users via an inhaled aerosol

This step shuts another perilous defect in the law generating sturdier beneficial NY for all.

This new bill means vapes and e-cigs can no longer be used in restaurants, public parks, bars, most workplaces, and clubs. "It can contain harmful and potentially harmful chemicals, including nicotine; ultrafine particles that can be inhaled deep into the lungs; flavoring such diacetyl, a chemical linked to a serious lung disease; volatile organic compounds such as benzene, which is found in auto exhaust; and heavy metals, such as nickel, tin and lead".

In July, Cuomo signed into law a ban on e-cigarettes anywhere on school grounds as surveys showed a spike in use of e-cigarettes by youths too young to buy cigarettes.

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

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The possible dangers of vaping have become a matter of debate and anxiety in past few years even though e cigarettes have become a popular norm now.

Studies into the long-term health impact of e-cigarettes - which usually contain nicotine - are limited but of the studies that have been completed, there have been mixed results. The all-inclusive curtailment will not be applicable for people who want to use e-cigarettes in private homes, in hotel rooms, or at retail tobacco outlets.

Bayer said he thinks lawmakers don't understand the difference between e-cigarettes and traditional smokes, and are "responding in uncertainty". E-cigarettes often contain toxic chemicals in addition to nicotine, something bystanders should not be forced to breathe. He said that would be a way to crackdown on sales of e-cigarettes to youths.

Several other major cities including Boston, New Orleans, and Chicago have also banned the practice, Fortune reported.

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