So long to e-cigarettes, vaping pens, e-hookahs and similar devices that typically have nicotine.
Today Governor Cuomo signed a bill adding e-cigarettes to the Clean Indoor Air Act, which bans their use everywhere that smoking tobacco products are prohibited.
Under current law, only smoking substances containing tobacco -- cigars, cigarettes, pipes -- are not allowed in public places.
Though many counties have already banned the use of e-cigarettes in public places, including restaurants, bars, and some work places, this bill makes the law consistent across the state.
The governor said, "These products 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."