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    Aren't you glad you don't live in Duluth

    Duluth City Council Approves Three E-Cig Ordinances.

    The first ordinance prohibits sampling in establishments that sell the substance which councilors say close a loophole.

    The second prohibits people from using e-cigarettes in certain locations such as outside hospitals and places where regular cigarettes are prohibited.

    The Third regulates the sale of the cigarettes, stating vendors need a license to sell and people need to be 18 years of age to purchase such devices.

    The ordinances will go into effect next month.

    Duluth City Council Approves Three E-Cig Ordinances | Northland's NewsCenter: News, Weather, Sports | NBC, CBS, MyNetworkTV, and The CW for Duluth MN / Superior WI | Local News
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    Our view: Obvious danger requires fair and responsible rules.

    The packaging on electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, doesn’t say much. Which actually is kind of scary. Just what’s being inhaled into the body when “vaping?” Certainly not just vapors, as suggested by the slang verb for puffing on the products. And what’s being exhaled for everyone around to breathe in and ingest?

    One thing the packaging does say: e-cigarettes contain nicotine. How much? Doesn’t say, and, according to experts, it can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and from brand to brand. But does it even matter? It’s not like there’s such a thing as a safe amount of the highly addictive, cancer-causing drug nicotine.

    Our view: Obvious danger requires fair and responsible rules | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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    At least all the citizens of Duluth aren't prohibitionist zealots ........

    Duluth Treats Water Vapor-Emitting E-Cigarettes Like Regular Smokes.

    “Tobacco prohibitionists will group them with combustibles despite being less hazardous. To remove the option of e-cigarettes would be a disaster for smokers seeking a healthier alternative,” Rodu says.

    Jeff Stier, a senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research, argues that implementing regulation is actually reckless: “We already know the long-term effects of cigarettes. All the evidence shows that e-cigarettes are far less harmful, so why should we reduce [cigarette consumers]’s ability to make less bad choices?”

    And some have long memories .............

    Oh, yes. Duluth. The city of Minnesota's only racial lynching. Still ignorant and backward.

    http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-...regular-smokes

    Edit ..... forgot the link.
    Last edited by Old Dog; 12-09-13 at 02:34 PM.

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    DULUTH — If it looks like a cigarette, puffs like a cigarette and fits in your hand like a cigarette, the city of Duluth says it should be banned like a cigarette.

    Put it out, officials say.

    Or, well, turn it off.

    Electronic cigarette smokers in the northern Minnesota metropolis will face the same tough restrictions as conventional cigarette smokers, and a series of ordinances on the e-cigs has led residents on both sides to target the Duluth City Council with phone calls and emails.

    Lights out: Duluth pulling plug on e-cigarettes Watchdog.org

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    You can buy nicotine replacement therapy products in the supermarket. You can use them anywhere, including the quick mist nicotine spray. You don't even need to be over 18 to buy them, and you can use them for as long as you like without restriction of any sort.

 

 

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