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New York state lawmakers start debate over e-cigarettes

Publication Date: 5/6/2014
  • Author:David Robinson
  • Publication:Albany Business Review

New York state laws are so far behind the 'vapor' industry that lawmakers don't actually know what to call electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes.

Clearly identifying what to regulate is among many new proposals moving through the New York state Senate, where lawmakers are joining the national effort to catch up with and regulate e-cigarette makers and sellers...

Other laws being considered this week include one banning e-cigarettes from public places, under a move that already proved effective in curbing use of traditional cigarettes. A public hearing on the potential ban is set for Monday, May 12 at the Legislative Office Building in Albany, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m...