NEW YORK (AP) — It's tough to shop for techies. They already own everything with a plug or rechargeable battery. But fear not, a slew of unique technology gifts have hit the market just in time for Christmas.
New York City has voted to extend its strict smoking ban to e-cigarettes, barring them from bars, restaurants, parks, beaches and other public places. The bill, approved late Thursday, is expected to be signed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the coming days and will then come into effect after 180 days, his spokesman said. They are sold as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes that can even help smokers quit their habit. New York already has some of the strictest no-smoking legislation in the world.