Westchester e-cigarette ban signed into law

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WHITE PLAINS – Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino has signed into law a measure that adds e-cigarettes to the list of smoking products that are now banned in workplaces, restaurants and bars.
The move is being lauded by the American Cancer Society Action Network.
Regional Government Relations Director Michael Davoli said Westchester is the only county in the Hudson Valley to enact such a law, but they would like to see it go far beyond that.
“We think it’s time for the state legislature to stand up and ensure that all New Yorkers receive this protection,” Davoli said.
When Albany and Westchester counties are added to those counties in the state that have enacted such a law, over 61 percent of all New Yorkers will live in areas that are covered by clean air laws that include electronic cigarettes. The Cancer Society is calling on the state legislature to consider a statewide ban on e-cigarettes in public places.
Such a bill is before state lawmakers now and Davoli is hopeful it will be acted upon before the legislature adjourns later this month.