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Mankato Bans E-Cig Use In Public Buildings

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MANKATO, Minn. -

The Mankato city council votes 6-1 to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public buildings.  
When it came down to whether to include e-cigs in Mankato's anti-smoking ordinance both sides could agree that they didn't really know if the vapor released is dangerous.

But while those advocating against a ban said that lack of knowledge means it wasn't fair to make laws against them, those in support said it was an argument in favor.

Along with the indoor ban, the council also voted to require that e-cigs could only be purchased at vendor with a storefront, meaning they can no longer be sold at kiosks at a mall.

The new rules will go into effect 30 days after the city posts tonight's results.