New York City Council to Hold Public Hearing on E-Cigarettes

Woman smokes an E-cigarette, an electronic substitute in the form of a rod, in BordeauxWe have written about the rise in e-cigarette use, especially among young people. There has been a lot of discussion about the safety and use of e-cigarettes, and many are waiting for the FDA to weigh in on the on how best to regulate them.

The New York City Council has scheduled a hearing this Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 10am in Council Chambers at City Hall on legislation that would add e-cigarettes to the NYC Smoke-Free Air Act that prohibits smoking in the workplace, including bars and restaurants. The legislation would also prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in our City’s parks and on our beaches.

If you would like to share your thoughts with the City Council, please join us for the hearing.