Law Barring E-Cigarette Use In Indoor, Public Places Goes Into Effect

Law Barring E-Cigarette Use In Indoor, Public Places Goes Into Effect


CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
>>>STARTING TODAY, A NEW LAW
GOES INTO EFFECT THAT WILL BAR
THE USE OF E CIGARETTES AND
VAPES IN MOST PUBLIC SPACES AND
WORKPLACES.
OUR RACHEL JOHNSON SHOWS US HOW
IN MINNESOTA E CIGARETTES WILL
NOW BE SUBJECT TO THE SAME RULES
AND REGULATIONS AS TRADITIONAL
CIGARETTES.
>>AUGUST 1 MEANT NEW LAWS GOING
INTO EFFECT IN MINNESOTA SUCH AS
THE HANDS-FREE LAW AND THE LEFT
LANE SLOW POKE LAW.
ANOTHER LAW THAT ALSO WENT INTO
EFFECT HAD TO DO WITH E
CIGARETTE USE.
>>STARTING AUGUST 1st IN
VIRTUALLY EVERY INDOOR PUBLIC
PLACE AND WORKPLACE, WE WILL NOT
BE ALLOWED TO USE E CIGARETTES.
>>UNDER THE MINNESOTA CLEAN
INDOOR AIR ACT, E CIGARETTES AND
VAPES WILL NOW BE SUBJECT TO THE
SAME RULES AS TRADITIONAL
CIGARETTES, BANNING THEM IN
INDOOR PUBLIC PLACES AND
WORKPLACES.
>>UP TILL TODAY IT WAS NOT
ILLEGAL TO HAVE VAPING DEVICES
AND TO ACTUALLY VAPE IN PUBLIC.
AS OF TODAY, THE VAPING DEVICES
ARE BEING TREATED AS IF EXACTLY
THE SAME WAY AS TOBACCO.
>>ACCORDING TO THE MINNESOTA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, E
CIGARETTE, VAPE SMOKE, CAN HAVE
HARMFUL CHEMICALS.
>>THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THIS
LAW IS TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC
FROM EXPOSURE TO THE AEROSOLS
THAT COME OFF OF E CIGARETTES
WHEN PEOPLE USE THEM.
>>OFFICIALS HOPE THAT BY
LIMITING WHERE THEY CAN BE USED
IT WILL ALSO CURB THE GROWING
USE OF E CIGARETTES BY YOUNG
PEOPLE.
>>OUR LAST STUDENT SURVEY JUST
FOUND THAT THE MIDDLE SCHOOLERS
AND HIGH SCHOOLERS WE FOUND 40
WEATHERS HAVE AT LEAST —
40% HAVE AT LEAST TRIED IT.
AND 20% ARE USING REGULARLY.
>>LOCAL PROPRIETORS UNDERSTAND
THE CHANGE IN THE LAW, AND SAY
MOST HAVE ALREADY BEEN FOLLOWING
THESE GUIDELINES.
>>A LOT OF THE CUSTOMERS ARE
TOTALLY UNDERSTANDING.
FOR THE ADULTS WHO VAPE THAT
HAVE TRANSITIONED FROM SMOKING
TO VAPING, WE KNOW IT’S NOT
POLITE, ONE, TO SMOKE AROUND
PEOPLE.
>>Reporter: WHILE HEALTH
OFFICIALS HOPE THAT THE LAW
CHANGE WILL HAVE A POSITIVE
EFFECT ON MINNESOTANS, THE
EFFECTS IT HAS AN THE VAPING
INDUSTRY REMAINS TO BE STEEN.
>>THE INDUSTRY IS ON A ROLLER
COASTER RIDE RIGHT NOW.
WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHETHER
VAPING IS GOING TO BE OFF THE
MARKET IN A YEAR 100% OR WILL
STILL BE AROUND.
>>Reporter: FROM BRAINERD,
RACHEL JOHNSON, LAKELAND NEWS.
>>THE RULE BANS E CIGARETTE USE
IN VIRTUALLY ALL PUBLIC PLACES.
THERE ARE SOME SPECIFIC
EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULE SUCH AS
SAMPLING IN TOBACCO PRODUCT
SHOPS, ON FAMILY FARMS, OR IN
THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS.

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