E-Cigarettes Have Been Banned In New York

    December 22, 2013
    Lindsay McCane
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On Thursday, the New York City Council voted nearly unanimously to ban the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in public places. The ban includes restaurants, bars, parks, and other public areas.

E-cigarettes were developed to be an alternative to smoking natural cigarettes. They contain the nicotine, that smokers crave, however they do not omit the odor that comes from a real cigarette. E-cigarettes, until now, also provided a convenience for smokers, where they did not have to step outside or off of the property to smoke.

“E-cigarettes threaten — in my opinion — to undermine enforcement of the Smoke-Free Air Act, and because many of the e-cigarettes are designed to look like cigarettes and be used just like them, they can lead to confusion or confrontation,” Council Speaker Christine Quinn said before the final vote was tallied. Quinn believes by allowing people to smoke E-cigarettes, that it is making it seem as though smoking, in general, is acceptable in public places. “We don’t want to step backward,” she said.

The ban was approved 43 to 8, and should take effect in four months. The people, who opposed the bill, argued that the use of e-cigarettes is a safe alternative to smoking, and doesn’t harm the people around them. “It’s disappointing for all the people who are really trying to benefit themselves and change their habit to something that is much healthier,” said Ilona Orshansky, an owner of an E-cigarette lounge.

The City Council also voted to ban plastic-foam food service containers and to require composting at large restaurants.

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  • Terry

    It is likely that lobbying and ignorance in the US will make e-cigarettes terribly difficult or impossible to obtain everywhere, especially as larger cities start to do it. Even if available, it won’t be from the awesome array of providers available now. Wish I could say the public wouldn’t stand for it, but there’s a lot of money behind making sure ecigs don’t take a large piece of the nicotine market. I quit after two packs a day for 14 years. And I say to my fellow ecig users, you should go try copelandecigs.com while you can for the best ecig liquid you’ve had yet.

  • https://www.purplecig.com/ Lionel Harrington

    E-cigarette is one of the best electronic product in existence as it has a lots of benefit for the smoking addicted people, it makes them feel normal while avoiding the intoxicating smoke of cigarette without making a sudden change in their habit, it also saves more money in comparison to normal cigarette, we can say that it makes people healthy physically as well as financially. The regulation for sale of e-cigarette should be normal which makes the availability of e-cigarette more conveniently.

  • e-buts

    Do they really think people will obey an illegal ban?

  • http://www.magnifecig.co.uk/ rothcotter

    I believe that people have lots of misguidance about E-Cigarettes. Well, actually ecigs are contain little amount of nicotine and flavours. People who does don’t know about this who think that it’s bad for health and causes cancer. But, fact is it’s FDA approved and sale as a nicotine based product.