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MTA puts ban on electronic cigs (Queens Chronicle)

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As of July 2013, the New York Metro-Transit Authority (MTA) has officially included electronic cigarettes in products that are banned from being used on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North trains. The use of lighted cigarettes, including e-cigarettes, is banned on outdoor ticketing, boarding or platform areas of a terminal or station. 21 NYCRR, Part 1097(o) in the Rules and Regulations of the LIRR states, “no person in a terminal, station or train shall: Burn a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, or any other matter or substance which contains tobacco or any tobacco substitute on a train or in any indoor area within a terminal or station, or in an outdoor ticketing, boarding or platform area of a terminal or station.” Read a July 25, 2013 news article about the ban.

Since 2009, NJ has banned the use of electronic smoking devices in all public places and workplaces, including NJ Transit trains.