Fired Up: Smokers' Group Suing NYC Over E-Cigarette Restaurant Ban

Point out there's no second hand smoke from vaping


A smokers' group sued Tuesday to snuff out the city's new ban on e-cigarettes in restaurants, bars, and everywhere else regular smokes are banned.

The group, Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment, charged in a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court that the ban is illegal because it has nothing to do with protecting New Yorkers from second hand smoke - the purpose of the original smoking ban.

The bill, passed late last year and signed by former Mayor Bloomberg on his second to last day in office, bans using e-cigs, which emit a water-based vapor, in restaurants, bars, parks, beaches, and workplaces.