Under current law, only smoking substances containing tobacco, including cigars, cigarettes or pipes, are restricted in public places.
"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", said Governor Cuomo.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed a bill to ban vapor substitutes, or e-cigs, anywhere tobacco cigarettes are already prohibited, including workplaces, restaurants, and bars, the New York Times reported. "This measure closes another unsafe loophole in the law".
Many counties had already banned e-cigarette vaping in public places. NY created the act in 2003, making it one of the country's first states to ban smoking tobacco products in public indoor areas.
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"E-cigarettes are proving to be just another tool reeling them into a risky and often lifetime of addiction to nicotine", Seyler said.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network lauded Cuomo for signing the bill banning the use of e-cigarettes in many public places.
Electronic cigarette use will be prohibited in all places where tobacco smoking is now banned when new legislation goes into effect on November 22 in New York State. These factors could lead to long-term adverse health effects for e-cigarette users and bystanders.
It wasn't until May of 2016 that the Food and Drug Administration banned the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, part of a broad set of new regulations the agency adopted after years of planning. As of this week, vaping wherever standard smoking is prohibited will also be banned in NY state. Kiklas is the co-owner of an e-cigarette brand and the co-founder of the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association.