An appellate court decision that came down Thursday reinforces the inclusion of vaping in a city-wide smoking ban that took effect in 2014.
The ban, which includes public places like pubs, eateries and beaches was challenged in court as being unconstitutional by Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment (NYC CLASH), a smokers’ rights group, at the time the ban went into effect, according to the Daily News.
The group claimed that the city was in violation of the state constitution because the ban lumped vaping and smoking in the same bill despite claims that they were unrelated.
In 2015, a lower court ruled against NYC CLASH, and the Manhattan Appellate Division agreed on Thursday that the ban stands, the Daily News reports.
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