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Citing public health risks, New York is banning vaping in public indoor places—which is already the case for traditional cigarettes.

The new law, following a host of similar regulations tied to e-cigarettes across the nation, kicks in next month after Gov.

Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Monday.
“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,” Cuomo said in a signing statement. “This measure closes another dangerous loophole in the law, creating a stronger, healthier New York for all.”
Vaping is now prohibited in New York restaurants, bars, and other indoor public places like workspaces.

The measure does not apply to people who want to use e-cigarettes in private homes, hotel rooms, or retail tobacco stores that permit smoking.
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