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Statewide e-cigarette bill will likely outlaw devices' use indoors

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
NY Daily News... State lawmakers moved on Wednesday to place greater restrictions on the use of electronic cigarettes indoors.

The Democrat-controlled Assembly overwhelmingly approved a measure placing the same indoor prohibitions on e-cigarettes that currently exist for traditional cigarettes, effectively banning their use in most restaurants, bars and workplaces.

“The vapor of e-cigarettes contains nicotine and other dangerous chemicals,” said Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), who sponsored the measure. “It also infringes on the right of people to not have to inhale noxious vapors from e-cigarettes.”

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