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E-cigarettes banned from Albany County facilities

Tobacco Coalition supports move, which could lead to wider ban

Nicolas Hansen's Golden Greek e-cigarettes at his office at Overit in Albany on Friday, January 17, 2014.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Nicolas Hansen's Golden Greek e-cigarettes at his office at Overit in Albany on Friday, January 17, 2014.
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In a first step toward a wider ban on e-cigarettes, Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy barred their use in county facilities Thursday. “We have to protect kids from e-cigarettes and this is just the beginning,” he said. He was joined in his announced by the Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition, which applauded the move as a way to discourage addiction in children. “We know any products designed to deliver more than trace amounts of nicotine can ...

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