Statewide e-cigarette law goes into effect on Wednesday

WSYR/WTEN - A law will go into effect on Wednesday banning the use of e-cigarettes at work, restaurants, and bars in New York State.

The new law is targeted at protecting non-smokers from exposure while also discouraging teenagers from using them.
E-cigs were added to the Clean Indoor Air Act earlier this year. 

The legislation for e-cigarettes reads:

"This bill (S.2543A/ A.516A) would reduce the exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals for e-cigarette users and those around them. Under current law, only smoking substances containing tobacco, including cigars, cigarettes or pipes, are restricted in public places. While many counties have already banned the use of e-cigarettes in public places, including restaurants, bars and other work places, this bill makes the law consistent across the state." 

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