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NY Senate approves ban on e-cigarette use in bars, restaurants, parks

Publication Date: 2017-06-20
  • Author:Kirstin Cole
  • Publication:WPIX-TV

We've come a long way since the first surgeon general warning about smoking in 1964, and now New York State is on the brink of snuffing out vaping and e-cigarettes.

New York City already banned this under their Smoke Free Air Act -- not allowing the use of e-cigarettes in areas such as bars, restaurants, offices, parks, and beaches. The act also restricts retailers from selling tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to anyone under 21.

The state version was proposed in Gov. Cuomo's budget in January. The bill was passed by the assembly, then unanimously in the senate with a few tweaks.

Now, it goes back to the assembly where it is expected to sail through.

New York state is joining numerous other municipalities, states and countries that ban the devices...

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