New York Imposes E-Cig Ban
If you're heading to New York City this winter, you may want to know a thing or two about taking your e-cig... New York lawmakers have long sought to ban e-cigs wherever cigarettes are banned, with Manhattan upholding an e-cig ban back in January. The new New York State-wide vaping ban will disallow the use of e-cigs where traditional cigarettes are banned, in public indoor spaces such as workplaces, restaurants and bars. The ban will begin in 30 days after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed the bill on Monday. Growing immeasurably over the last 10 years, the e-cigarette market is now valued at an incredible $2.5 billion in the US. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that there are reasons to be concerned about vaping, like nicotine addition. Mr Cuomo said in a statement: “These products are marketed as a healthier alternative to cigarettes, but the reality is they also carry long-term risks to the health of users and those around them. This measure closes another dangerous loophole in the law, creating a stronger, healthier New York for all.” A recent study found that local e-cig bans in the US stop smokers quitting, and that US vaping bans could increase cigarette sales.