NEW YORK - Vapers will have to follow the same laws as smokers following a ruling by the State Supreme Court.
The court dismissed a lawsuit filed by a smoker's rights group to overturn the city's ban on electronic cigarettes in the same places where traditional cigarettes are banned.
The devices do not use tobacco, but instead use a liquid containing nicotine and other ingredients that users inhale as vapor.
Supporters of e-cigarettes say the devices help more smokers away from tobacco, and that the ban will make their lives more difficult.
But anti-smoking activists say e-cigarettes can actually lead young people toward using tobacco.