NYC E-Cig Suit Tests Power Of Anti-Smoking Laws

Law360, New York (March 25, 2014, 7:56 PM EDT) -- A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of New York City's new curbs on e-cigarettes flatly states that using e-cigarettes is not smoking, a controversial assertion experts say gives Empire State courts a high-profile opportunity to determine whether lawmakers can roll the products into existing laws promoting smoke-free air.

Filed Tuesday by the Brooklyn-based smoker's rights group NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment, the suit says the city's December move to fold e-cigarette restrictions into its existing Smoke-Free Air Act runs afoul of constitutional principles forbidding legislation that...
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