Pending before the New York legislature is a bill that would impose an outright ban on electronic cigarettes. Opponents of the bill note that FDA is on the verge of regulating e-cigarettes, and that a ban on the products is therefore unwarranted.
Also pending before the New York legislature is a bill prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, although the vast majority of merchants already observe this practice.
Prospects for passage of both bills are considered slim.
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