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

 | Published on 5/17/2017
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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