(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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