Clean Indoor Air Act
The Minneapolis City Council passed an ordinance Friday morning cracking down on the availability of flavored tobacco products in the city. Beginning next year, flavor tobacco products will only be allowed for sale by tobacco-only retailers.
More smokers are turning to electronic cigarettes as a less-expensive and less-regulated way to get their nicotine. But they’re still so new, governments and businesses are grappling with how to deal with them. E-cigarettes have a battery-powered heating element that produces vapor rather than smoke. They’re not restricted under Minnesota’s Clean Indoor Air Act, but many businesses – including the Minnesota Twins – are telling customers to put them away.