NY bill would ban ‘e-cigarettes’ until FDA action
Date Posted: January 22, 2011
This just in from the Associated Press… a New York State Bill may ban electronic cigarettes from NY! This may turn into the first E-Cigarette ban in the nation. We will keep you posted as the story progresses! See the full story below…
New York is considering what could be the first ban in the nation on electronic cigarettes.
The plastic devices called “e-cigarettes” carry no warning labels and are heavily advertised on the Internet.
Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal of Manhattan says e-cigarettes need to be studied before sales — including to children — are allowed to continue.
Her concerns are the nicotine in the plastic devices and that most are made in China and other countries where the safety of products isn’t well regulated.
Manufacturers say the devices are safe and emit only vapor.
Public health organizations say e-cigarettes should be regulated like tobacco products and warn they contain dangerous chemicals.