E-cigarettes are now banned at schools throughout New York State..

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that makes it illegal to use e-cigarettes at public and private schools.

"Nicotine use in any form has shown to be damaging to teens and this measure will close a dangerous loophole that allows e-cigarettes to be used in New York schools," Cuomo said. "This measure will further this administration's efforts to combat teen smoking in all its forms and help create a stronger, healthier New York for all."

A state Health Department survey shows the number of high school students using e-cigs nearly doubled from a little over ten-percent in 2014 to more than 20 percent in 2016.

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