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Another Big State Just Banned Vaping in Public

25 October 2017, 12:58 | Frank Carlson

New York Bans Vaping Anywhere Cigarettes Are Prohibited

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Several states including California, Connecticut and New Jersey have already added the devices to their smoking bans.

Andrew Cuomo signed a new law Monday adding electronic cigarettes to the Clean Indoor Air Act - making them illegal anywhere tobacco cigarettes are already barred. New York State has outlawed e-cigarettes in indoor public spaces, joining a growing number of states across the country. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover.

"E-cigarettes are proving to be just another tool reeling them into a unsafe and often lifetime of addiction to nicotine", Seyler said.

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"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", Cuomo said in statement. "This measure closes another unsafe loophole in the law, creating a stronger, healthier NY for all". The state in July banned e-cigs from all school grounds.

"Our customers they know that they can't be walking through a store vaping, or sitting at a bar vaping", said Aman Singh, owner of Long Island Vape in Huntington Station, N.Y. "This measure closes another risky loophole in the law, creating a stronger, healthier NY for all", said Govenor Cuomo. This measure makes the law consistent across the state.

Supporters of e-cigarettes said that there isn't sufficient proof the devices, which are legal, are a health threat, and that they could be used by some smokers to end the use of traditional tobacco products.

But there appeared to be a loophole for e-cigarettes. Kiklas is the co-owner of an e-cigarette brand and the co-founder of the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association.

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