Bloomberg signs bill restricting e-cigarettes - New York News

Bloomberg signs bill restricting e-cigarettes

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NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed a bill restricting electronic cigarettes on his second-to-last day in office. Bloomberg signed the bill Monday that prohibits e-cigarettes in all areas where regular cigarettes are banned.

That includes offices, restaurants, bars and city parks.

Bloomberg leaves office Tuesday after three terms. He made public health initiatives like restricting smoking a priority of his administration.

The City Council voted earlier this month to include e-cigarettes in the city's smoking ban.

Now that Bloomberg has signed the bill, it will take effect in four months.

The tobacco-free cigarettes heat up a chemical solution and emit vapors while giving smokers their nicotine fix.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has said it intends to regulate e-cigarettes but it has yet to issue any rules.

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