Smoking is not allowed on Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North trains, and officials have decided electronic cigarettes are included in that ban.
New laws signed Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18 years old. That provision goes into effect on January 1.
New York’s Legislature has voted to ban selling electronic cigarettes to minors.
E-cigarettes are plastic and metal devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution in a disposable cartridge creating vapor that a smoker inhales.
The plastic devices called “e-cigarettes” carry no warning labels and are heavily advertised on the Internet.
As more cities ban smoking, diehards are looking for a new way to feed their nicotine habit – and they may have found it.