NYC Considers Adding E-Cigarettes to Smoking Ban

NEW YORK (AP) -

The city council’s health committee will consider a bill that would include electronic cigarettes in the city’s ban on smoking in indoor public spaces. A public hearing is scheduled for Dec. 4. E-cigarettes are battery-powered, and allow users to inhale vaporized nicotine instead of tobacco smoke. Sponsors say allowing e-cigarettes while banning tobacco sends the wrong message to children that smoking is safe.