MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — St. Louis Park has become the first city in Minnesota to ban the sale of vaping products.
City Council members voted 6 to 1 in favor of the ordinance at their meeting Monday night.READ MORE: 'I Would Take A Drawing On A Napkin': Chief Arradondo Says No Elected Official Has Spoken With Him About The Public Safety Ballot Question
Supporters of the ban say this is a good move, given the deadly lung disease connected to vaping. Opponents argued the ban could backfire by pushing some people to try cigarettes.READ MORE: Woman Killed, Man Severely Injured In Home Explosion Near Lake Vermillion
The ordinance does not ban the act of vaping in the city of St. Louis Park, only the sale of vaping products.MORE NEWS: Doctor Accused Of Hoarding Dead Kittens In Her Freezer
The decision came after one council member attempted to have the decision delayed for 30 days.