WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Vapers beware: there will be no more indoor use of electronic cigarettes in Westchester County.
Lawmakers approved legislation on Monday, which expands the county’s smoking ban to include e-cigarettes and other vaping devices, according to the Journal News.
Legislator Catherine Borgia, who proposed the bill, claims manufacturers of electronic cigarettes have used marketing techniques similar to those used by tobacco companies years ago, and argues the companies are deliberately marketed toward young people.
The percentage of teens inhaling vapors created by heating liquid nicotine tripled between 2013 and 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The New York State Legislature is considering a statewide ban on indoor e-cigarette use.
(TM and © Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2015 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)