Yesterday, Governor Cuomo signed a bill making it unlawful to use electronic smoking devices in all locations where smoking is already prohibited by the Clean Indoor Air Act regulations. The new law will take effect in 30 days and is another step forward in protecting all New Yorkers from exposure to harmful emissions that result from smoking.
The U.S. Surgeon General has concluded that e-cigarette aerosol is not harmless, and can contain harmful and potentially harmful chemicals, including nicotine. Studies have found formaldehyde, benzene and tobacco-specific nitrosamines (all human carcinogens) in e-cigarette secondhand emissions.
Thank you to the New York State Legislature and Governor Cuomo for making New York State a healthier place to live, learn, work and play.