NYC lumps electronic cigarettes with tobacco-filled brethren, bans vaping in public places

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NYC lumps electronic cigarettes with tobacco-filled brethren, bans vaping in public places

New York City's war on smoking continues unabated. Today, the city council voted to equate electronic cigarettes with real ones by extending NYC's public smoking ban to cover both types of smokes. That's bad news for folks who liked to do their vaping in public parks, or the hangers-on looking to get a fake contact high from their fumes. It also means that all you Gothamites who've been passionately tracking the progression of e-cig technology are now stuck testing the latest battery powered suck pipes in the privacy of your own homes.

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