E-Cigarettes Added to NYC Indoor Smoking Ban

AnneMS/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Bad news for proponents of e-cigarettes.  Lawmakers in New York City voted Thursday to expand the city's indoor smoking ban to include the devices. 

The bill bans individuals from using e-cigarettes in bars, restaurants and workplaces.

Many scientists say e-cigarettes are safe because they only heat up a nicotine solution and emit water vapor, but anti-smoking activists say the jury is still out on whether the devices are truly safe.

Peter Denholtz, the owner of a company that markets e-cigarettes, says lawmakers should have delayed a vote until more research could be done.

Anti-smoking activists say electronic cigarette use in public places sends the wrong message to kids.

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