New York state is banning electronic cigarettes indoors, according to a report by USA Today.
E-cigarettes will be blocked “everywhere that traditional tobacco cigarettes are prohibited, such as restaurants, bars, and other workplaces”, stated the report.
The ban will come into effect next month, and is part of the Clean Indoor Air Act.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said electronic cigarettes 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”.
“This measure closes another dangerous loophole in the law.”
The report stated that around 70% of the state’s cities already ban e-cigarettes.