Some places, including New York City, have already banned the use of e-cigarettes in public places, like work, restaurants, and bars.
The new law has the support of the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association. The all-inclusive curtailment will not be applicable for people who want to use e-cigarettes in private homes, in hotel rooms, or at retail tobacco outlets.
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The now-$2.5 billion e-cig industry continues to grow in popularity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which says that while the negative health consequences of the product are not widely understood, there are reasons for concern, including nicotine addiction.
But manufacturers have not gone quietly in the city, mounting several legal challenges arguing that e-cigs do not qualify, because technically they do not emit smoke.
"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 stated. NPR has said, "Some have welcomed the devices as an alternative to traditional cigarettes, whose dangers are well-known, and as an aid to help smokers quit..."
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But the New York State Health Department warned that vaping carries its own risks because the aerosol emissions can include formaldehyde, cadmium found in batteries, benzene found in gasoline and the industrial solvent toluene. E-cigarettes often contain toxic chemicals in addition to nicotine, something bystanders should not be forced to breathe. The United States surgeon general said in 2016 that vaping is "not harmless" because it contains nicotine, which can be addictive, as well as heavy metals and other tiny particles that can be harmful when inhaled.
NY now joins California, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Utah on the ban.
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