Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are battery-operated devices that contain a mixture of liquid nicotine and other chemicals. The device heats this mixture, called e-juice, producing a nicotine vapor that is inhaled.
Recent changes to Minnesota law prohibit e-cigarette use in public schools, hospitals, clinics and government-owned buildings, including city and county buildings. It also includes licensed daycare facilities during hours of operations. Minnesota law will require e-cigarette liquids and systems to be sold in child-resistant packaging. E-cigarettes can no longer be sold from movable places of business, such as mall kiosks or community events, or in self-service displays. Retailers are required to obtain a tobacco license before selling these products and ensure these products are only sold to those who are 18 years of age or older.
E-cigarettes come in a variety of flavors, such as gummy bear, fruit punch, yogi bear kryptonite, cherry crush and piña colada. Check out our E-cigarette Fact Sheet.