Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed banning electronic cigarettes from all the public indoor places where smoking tobacco is prohibited.
In the budget proposal for the coming year, Cuomo would also prohibit e-cigarette marketing that targets children.
According to the governor’s office, there is “little quality control” on the production of the devices or the nicotine liquids they use and “significant health and safety concerns” about them.
Among those concerns is a federal study showing more than 250,000 youths who had never smoked before used electronic cigarettes in 2013.