Thursday, December 19, 2013

UPDATE 1-New York City Council votes to add e-cigarettes to smoking ban

By Curtis Skinner, Story found by Anna Morris, Senior Staff Writer, Freedom Fighters of America

NEW YORK Dec 19 (Reuters) - The New York City Council voted to add electronic cigarettes to the city's strict smoking ban on Thursday, in what could be the latest of many anti-tobacco measures put in place by outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Bloomberg's detractors have derided him for trying to impose a "nanny state" in America's largest city, pointing to his bans on smoking, trans fats and the attempt to limit the sale of large sugary drinks. Public health advocates have applauded those same efforts. READ MORE

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