Today's final stated meeting of New York City Council is historic in so many ways. While we're preparing to transition to new government leadership, it's an appropriate time to reflect on the tremendous progress we've achieved over these past several years. Tonight, City Council is taking an important step to help protect one of the landmark policies achieved - our Smoke-Free Air Act. By expanding the law to remove exemptions for electronic cigarettes, we expect to continue the success of this great public health victory. Thank you to all of our Council champions! We owe you all our thanks...from the bottom of our hearts!

Robin Vitale