New York Bans Electronic Cigarettes At Schools

Jul 26, 2017

New York has kicked electronic cigarettes out of school.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed legislation immediately banning the use of e-cigarettes at all public and private schools statewide. He says the ban will help broader efforts to combat teen smoking.

The ban covers school buildings, grounds and buses.

A state Department of Health survey released earlier this year found that e-cigarette use by high school students nearly doubled between 2014 and 2016 to more than 20 percent.

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