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Minnesota Rep. Tom Huntley of Duluth listens to testimony about electronic cigarettes Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, during a House committee hearing. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

E-cigarette regulation bill begins to move in Minnesota Legislature

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ST. PAUL -- Electronic cigarettes would not be available to youths under a bill the Minnesota House is considering, but a provision that would have banned them from public locations was not expected to survive.

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The bill would prohibit e-cigarette sales to anyone younger than 18 and ban them from schools.

“It seems like a no brainer,” Rep. Laurie Halverson, D-Eagan, said about her bill.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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