Minnesota house votes to ban vaping in bars

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House has voted to ban vaping from bars, restaurants and workplaces statewide.

The House approved the ban 100-25 in a move aimed partly at reversing the growing popularity of e-cigarettes among young people.

The bill would restrict the use of e-cigarettes wherever tobacco smoking is currently banned under the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act, which covers most public buildings and workplaces.

Supporters hope the bill will now get a hearing in the Senate.