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Smokers’ rights group challenges New York City’s ban on e-cigarettes

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2422 (Published 27 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2422
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

A smokers’ rights group has filed a suit challenging New York City’s ban on the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in enclosed public spaces.

The law, which the New York City Council passed last December, amended an earlier statute, the 1995 Smoke-Free Air Act, which banned the smoking of tobacco in many enclosed public places.

E-cigarettes are battery powered devices …

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