E-cigarettes

(credit: CBS)

Bloomington Passes Ordinance To Ban E-Cigs In Indoor Public Spaces

With the increasing popularity of e-cigarettes, many cities are taking action to ban the use of them in certain places. On Monday night, the City of Bloomington passed an ordinance banning e-cigarette users from lighting up in most public indoor spaces.

11/18/2014

(credit: CBS)

E-Cig Restrictions, Other New Laws Take Effect In MN Tuesday

The Minnesota Legislature passed scores of new laws this spring, and many of them take effect Tuesday. Here’s a look at some of the more notable.

06/30/2014

(credit: LeRoy Chiovitte & sagonto.com)

PODCAST PAGE: WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-9-14

Miss something from today’ show? Here Sid Hartman and Mike Max react to the Vikings Draft. Listen back by CLICKING THE LINK ABOVE.

05/09/2014

(credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Senate Votes To Equate E-Cigarettes To Smoking

Minnesota senators have voted for a stringent set of electronic cigarette standards that would make their use unacceptable in any place regular tobacco is disallowed. The approach endorsed Thursday goes further than a House companion bill, so the two measures must be reconciled for any e-cigarette regulations to become law. A move to pare back the indoor air restrictions in the Senate bill failed on a 35-28 vote.

05/08/2014

(credit: CBS)

Wider E-Cigarette Curbs Survive Key Vote

Supporters of defining electronic cigarettes in the same light as traditional tobacco products won a key round Monday in the Minnesota Legislature. By an 11-8 vote, lawmakers pushing for tough regulations on the fast-spreading devices defeated an effort to pare back their bill.

05/05/2014

(credit: CBS)

Minn. Senate Pulls E-Cigs Bill Back Into Committee

Gov. Mark Dayton has broken with his Health Department commissioner over the extent of regulation needed on electronic cigarettes. Dayton said that he is uncomfortable with legislative efforts to put e-cigarettes in the same category as conventional cigarettes when it comes to prohibition of use in public spaces.

03/26/2014

(credit: TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 3-25-14

Miss something from today? Click the link above to listen back to some of the highlights from today’s show with Dave Lee!

03/25/2014

(credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poisonings From E-Cigarette Liquid Up Sharply

Minnesota Poison Control System officials say they’re seeing a sharp increase in the number of young people being harmed by e-cigarette liquid. In 2012, the poison center received five reports of e-cigarette-related poisonings for people under 20 years old. Last year, that number jumped to 50.

03/18/2014

(credit: CBS)

Minn. Bills Would Treat E-Cigs As Standard Smokes

The growing popularity of smokeless electronic cigarettes has Minnesota lawmakers weighing whether they should be regulated in similar fashion to traditional tobacco products.

02/26/2014

(credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

U Of M Study Looks At The Dangers Of E-Cigarettes

For years, the University of Minnesota has been doing research on tobacco and tobacco-related products. The dangers of the emerging market of electronic cigarettes is still widely unknown.

12/11/2013

(credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

40 AGs Urge Regulation Of e-Cigarettes, Including MN’s

Forty attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday urging the agency to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products.

09/24/2013

(credit: CBS)

Target Field Says ‘No’ To E-Cigarettes

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.

08/19/2013

smokes, cigarettes

Cigarette Tax Hike Pushing Smokers To Quit…Or To Wis. Stores

It’s been a month since the state’s cigarette sales tax increased by more than a dollar and-a-half a pack. That’s brought the total tax on cigarettes to more than $2.80 per pack.

08/02/2013

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,978 other followers