Vaping Banned From Public Bars and Restaurants

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(AP/KNSI) - The Minnesota House has voted to ban vaping from bars, restaurants and workplaces statewide.

The House approved the ban 100-25 in a move aimed partly at reversing the growing popularity of e-cigarettes among young people.

The bill would restrict the use of e-cigarettes wherever tobacco smoking is currently banned under the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act, which covers most public buildings and workplaces.

The chief author, Democratic Rep. Laurie Halvorson, of Eagan, says it's meant to ensure that all Minnesotans can breathe clean air in public places.

Supporters hope the bill will now get a hearing in the Senate.

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