With the increase in e-cig use among the teens, New York Mayor Andrew Cuomo signs a bill than bans vaping in both public and private schools.
It is reported that electronic cigarette smoking cases in high school students has doubled in 2014 and 2016. Cuomo said that by banning the use of e-cigs in schools, this law will close a “dangerous loophole.”
He adds, “This measure will further this administration’s efforts to combat teen smoking in all its forms and help create a stronger, healthier New York for all” – more here
Cuomo states that the new law will make e-cigarettes less accessible to kids. – watch it here
The law says school grounds include any building, structure and surrounding outdoor grounds contained within a public or private pre-school, nursery school, elementary, or secondary school’s property, and any vehicles used to transport children or school personnel. – more here
Meanwhile, this stirred up the critics claiming there is still no concrete evidence as to whether there are health threats linked to e-cigarettes.
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb on an interview says that the
“overwhelming amount of death and disease attributable to tobacco use is caused by addiction to cigarettes… it’s exposure to harmful chemicals that causes disease.” – more here