MN Talks E-Cigarette Regulations 27 Feb 14

The Minnesota House has begun debating the regulation of electronic cigarettes in the state. Representative Laurie Halverson is sponsoring one of the bills, and says that local governments are looking for guidance. Halverson’s bill would define using e-cigarettes as “smoking,” and they would not be allowed in public places under the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act. Opponents of the bill say there are no studies that confirm that second-hand e-vapors are harmful, and that the Clean Indoor Act was based on actual science about second-hand cigarette smoke.