New York City says no to e-cigs

The New York City Council approves a measure which will ban electronic cigarettes in many public places including restaurants and bars.

The tobacco industry has been banking on the "less harmful" argument with e-cigs, but could see other cities in the U.S. and abroad follow the lead of the Big Apple.

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  • tomlos
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    NY is the ultimate nanny state.. unreal. No soda, no sugar, salt, or e-cigs. What else is there?
    20 Dec 2013, 07:18 AM Reply Like
  • terlack
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    No life!
    20 Dec 2013, 07:27 AM Reply Like
  • mitrado
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    Comments (2033) | Send Message
    But fracking is OK. Oh... and "Kill'em All" Therapy for Cancer patients is also perfectly fine. :-P
    20 Dec 2013, 07:53 AM Reply Like
  • Clayton Rulli
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    Comments (3429) | Send Message
    ever see the movie demolition man? That's where this world is headed. Just let me know about the 3 sea shells!
    20 Dec 2013, 11:31 AM Reply Like
  • rambler1
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    NYC should be in California.
    20 Dec 2013, 07:46 AM Reply Like
  • ScooterSC
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    That is the truth. They are crazy enough to fit right in.
    20 Dec 2013, 12:09 PM Reply Like
  • bettyjean92211
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    I don't think so! We are still allowed to buy super size soft drinks, eat salt and Don' t give warnings to tourists.
    22 Dec 2013, 11:21 AM Reply Like
  • Matthew Mazurczak
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    This is what you get with a liberal state. Bloomberg is the epitome of a left wing whacko.


    Means very little IMO. 20% of the population still smokes even as stringent as the laws are now for regular cigarettes.
    20 Dec 2013, 08:47 AM Reply Like
  • DeepValueLover
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    NYC 2016 will equal NYC 1975.
    20 Dec 2013, 08:57 AM Reply Like
  • RWMostow
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    For this guy (and perhaps others) who have no memory for history, what happened in 1975, please?




    20 Dec 2013, 11:16 AM Reply Like
  • DeepValueLover
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    20 Dec 2013, 03:07 PM Reply Like
  • RWMostow
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    Thanks for the link.


    20 Dec 2013, 04:52 PM Reply Like
  • cantred2
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    This is exactly what happens when politicians make decisions based on nothing. Truth is NYC hasn't taxed e-cigs like they do regular cigs., so since they aren't getting their tax income, the city bans them. E-cigs,, according to current studies, offer reduced risk to smokers compared to std. cigs., emit no sidestream i.e., 2nd hand smoke, create no waste or odor and therefore should be more socially acceptable to everyone. Except, obviously the idiots on the NYC council who approved the ban.
    20 Dec 2013, 11:41 AM Reply Like
  • just wondering aloud
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    Are e-cigs taxed differently? In 2011, NY state took in $1.6B in tobacco taxes, they probably don't want to lose any of that.
    20 Dec 2013, 11:48 AM Reply Like
  • Stonecutter12
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    Nanny state of NY strikes again. They want to protect you from yourself. You are not capable of making your own decisions. Hmmm remind you of anyone else?
    20 Dec 2013, 03:51 PM Reply Like
  • Buyandhold 2012
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    I have a few more suggestions for Mayor Bloomberg and his nanny state mentality. 1) Require all diners in restaurants in New York City to have their blood pressure taken prior to ordering. All diners with high blood pressure would be required to order from the salt free menu. 2) Require all diners to stand on a scale and be weighed before ordering. Those diners who are deemed to weigh too much would be required to order from the diet menu. 3) Require anyone who wishes to purchase a pack of cigarettes in New York City to submit a letter from their doctor stating that their heart and lungs are in good working order.
    20 Dec 2013, 05:31 PM Reply Like
  • SSnape
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    Another blow to revenue from tourism - who would even want to visit NYC now? (And to think I actually used to LIVE there!)
    20 Dec 2013, 07:35 PM Reply Like
  • JMajoris
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    It's all about the tax dollars. Why give people the incentive to switch from a highly taxed big money making machine for the city to a lesser money making machine? What would happen to the NYC coffers if everyone gave up tobacco? Certainly can't let that happen!
    21 Dec 2013, 07:43 PM Reply Like
  • freeman8201
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    Next will be soylent green!
    22 Dec 2013, 06:31 AM Reply Like
  • Be Here Now
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    How are e-cigs any different from the nicotine patch?
    1 Jan 2014, 02:07 PM Reply Like
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