"New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will sign into law Monday a ban on using electronic cigarettes anywhere conventional cigarette use is prohibited. Critics says the new restriction may – contrary to its stated intent – harm public health."
"Bloomberg will sign the legislation, approved Dec. 19 by the city council in a 43-8 vote, around 2 p.m., spokeswoman Evelyn Erskine says.
The ban is the latest – and last – in the billionaire mayor's decade-long campaign against smoking. In 2003 the mayor signed into law a ban on smoking in bars and restaurants. In 2011 the ban was extended to include city parks and beaches. And on Nov. 19 he signed a bill raising the city's tobacco age to 21.
The last day of Bloomberg's 12 years in office is Tuesday."