E-Cigarette Regulations Effective July 1

New regulations on the sale and use of electronic cigarettes go into effect July 1.
(Published Jun 16, 2014)

Chapter 291 contains provisions regulating the sale and use of electronic cigarettes. Though the Legislature fell short of adding e-cigs to the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act this session, the new law does prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in any building “owned or operated by the state, home rule charter or statutory, county, township, school district, or other political subdivision.”

The law also includes requirements for “child-resistant packaging” of the vapor liquid sold for use in electronic cigarettes, and regulation of this will fall to the licensing authority. That provision of the new law does not go into effect until Jan. 1, 2015. The Minnesota Department Health will provide more specifics on the packaging requirements.

More information on the new law is on page 27 of the League’s 2014 Law Summaries.

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