May 31, 2019 04:22 PM
E-cigarettes will be prohibited from indoor areas where cigarette smoking is already banned throughout the state of Minnesota.
The Minnesota Health and Human Services budget that was signed into effect by Gov. Tim Walz Friday includes the expansion to the clean indoor air law that already bans cigarettes from certain public indoor spaces. The law will go into effect beginning Aug. 1.
Minnesota is the 14th state to include e-cigarettes in its clean indoor air law.
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Along with the clean indoor air law expansion, the HHS budget also includes funding for the Minnesota Department of Health to provide and promote statewide quit-smoking services.