[New York] ~ New York county Lawmakers are considering adding a ban on electronic cigarettes to a law already prohibiting smoking indoors. Rockland County officials held a public hearing Tuesday night to discuss the expansion of the county’s smoking restrictions to treat electronic cigarettes like traditional tobacco products.
Legislator Aney Paul, Democrat, authored the proposal, stated she’s alarmed by the chemicals contained in e-cigarettes and is concerned by the increase in vaping by young people.
The bill would ban the use of e-cigarettes in areas already covered by the state’s 2003 Clean Indoor Air Act; which includes offices, restaurants, schools, sports facilities and government buildings.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says the number of teens using the tobacco alternative tripled between 2013 and 2014.