BLOOMBERG'S E-CIG BAN LIKELY TO DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD.

Mayor Bloomberg’s going out with one last ban. The City Council, with the administration’s strong backing, is rushing through a law to treat the vapor from e-cigarettes like tobacco smoke under the city’s “Smoke-Free Air Act.” The use of e-cigs, ­a k a “vaping,” would be forbidden in indoor and outdoor locations wherever smoking is banned.

The key idea is that e-cigs somehow facilitate tobacco smoking – but the best evidence suggests the reverse, that they’re mainly useful for (and used by) people trying to quit. So the ban is likely to do harm, not good. (click for more)