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New Rules Kick in July 1 for E-Cigarettes in Minnesota

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(KARE 11 TV) Minnesotans who partake in e-cigarettes, your life is about to change: New restrictions passed during the 2014 Legislative Session take effect Tuesday, July 1.

The new law prohibits e-cigarette use in schools, requires them to be kept behind the counter in retail stores and ensures penalties for those who sell to minors.

Additional provisions that take effect tomorrow will protect Minnesota's clean indoor air by prohibiting e-cigarette use in many public places, including:
  • Hospitals, health care clinics and doctor's offices;
  • Most government-operated buildings (including correctional facilities);
  • Any facility owned by the University of Minnesota or Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (including dorm rooms); and
  • Licensed daycare facilities, including home daycares during hours of operation.

Other restrictions, including a ban on sales of the products from mall kiosks and requiring child-resistant packaging on e-cigarette liquids, will be enacted later this year and early in 2015.

"Minnesota is leading the nation in taking steps to regulate e-cigarettes, which have the potential to addict youth to nicotine," said coalition co-chair Molly Moilanen, Director of Public Affairs at ClearWay Minnesota.
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