It will be treated the same as smoking a normal cigarette. Governor Andrew Cuomo said: ‘These products are marketed as a healthier alternative to cigarettes but the reality is they also carry long-term risks to the health of users and those around them. ‘This measure closes another dangerous loophole in the law, creating a stronger, healthier New York for all. Is vaping bad for you? Smoking e-cigarettes damages users’ bodies in ‘unique’ ways, and the habit could be as harmful as smoking, a shocking new study has claimed. Researchers at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill compared saliva samples from e-cigarette smokers, smokers and non-smokers. The researchers found that e-cigarette smokers showed levels of protein linked to serious lung conditions. They believe that vaping could trigger disorders such as inflammatory lung disease and asthma – and even inflammatory conditions such as lupus and psoriasis. Lead author Dr Mehmet Kesimer said: ‘There is confusion about whether e-cigarettes are “safer” than cigarettes because the potential adverse effects of e-cigarettes are only beginning to be studied. ‘Our results suggest that e-cigarettes might be just as bad as cigarettes.’ In July, Cuomo signed legislation that immediately banned the use of e-cigarettes on all public and private school grounds in New York State. Electronic nicotine and vapor delivery systems, which include e-cigarettes, vaping pens, e-hookah and similar devices, typically contain nicotine.
Some ingredients found in e-cigarettes are considered toxic and there is no regulation of what chemicals e-cigarettes contain how much nicotine the user is inhaling. Health officials say these factors could lead to long-term adverse health effects for e-cigarette users and bystanders.
A new study warns vaping could be as bad for you as smoking (Picture: AP) Senator Kemp Hannon added: ‘As the proud sponsor of this legislation, I am pleased New York will be taking this step to protect New Yorkers from the potential harms of e-cigarettes. ‘E-cigarettes often contain toxic chemicals in addition to nicotine, something bystanders should not be forced to breathe. With recent reports showing their use among minors increasing, New York must continue to work to regulate these devices in a common sense manner.’