E-cigarettes contain nicotine and other potentially harmful chemicals.
DID YOU KNOW?
Most e-cigarette users also use cigarettes: 65.8% of MN adults who used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days are current smokers.
More young Minnesotans are using e-cigarettes: 28.4% of MN high school students have tried e-cigarettes.
Most students who used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days - 60.1% - also used conventional tobacco products.
Youth exposure to e-cigarette advertising increased 250% from 2011-2013.
79% of Minnesotans support restricting e-cigarette use where smoking is prohibited.
E-CIGARETTES ARe still dangerous
There is no way for users to know what types or concentrations of chemicals or how much nicotine they are inhaling.
E-cigarettes are defined as tobacco products by the FDA and Minnesota law.
Studies show e-cigs contain nicotine, heavy metals, formaldehyde, and other cancer causing agents.
No amount of nicotine is safe for youth. It is harmful to brain development.
E-cigs’ long-term impact on the health of users and bystanders is unknown.
E-CIGARETTES ARE BATTERY-OPERATED DEVICES THAT PRODUCE AN INHALED AEROSOL
E-cigarettes containing nicotine are taxed as tobacco products and it is illegal to sell e-cigarettes to minors.
Retailers must keep them behind the counter or in a locked case and obtain a tobacco license.
Child-resistant packaging is required on all e-cigarette liquids, and kiosk sales are prohibited.
E-cigarette use is still allowed in some stores, bars and restaurants, but not in:
Hospitals, clinics and doctors' offices
Most government-operated buildings, including correctional facilities
Any facility owned by the U of MN or MNSCU, including dorms
Foster homes and licensed daycare facilities, including home daycares during hours of operation
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