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Electronic cigarettes may be banned

ALBANY - A bill was advanced this week in a New York Assembly committee that could make New York the first to ban electronic cigarettes.

The devices offers same effects of nicotine without the deadly health threats.

Currently, children can buy the plastic devices, which contain nicotine, and they aren't covered by indoor smoking bans.

Officials say e-cigarettes can help curb a smoking habit, but are also addictive habit themselves.

Plus, some studies have indicated that vapors e-cigarettes contain substances that threaten the health of those that use them.

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