Carver County adds e-cigs to tobacco ordinance

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At the Jan. 5 Carver County board meeting, the commissioners made an update to the county’s ordinances to address e-cigarettes.

“The intent of the proposed amendment is two-fold,” said taxpayer services manager Laurie Davies. “It’s to include electronic delivery devices, basically e-cigarettes, into the county’s tobacco ordinances. It is not currently addressed at this point in time. We are also bringing uniformity to the two different sections within the ordinance.”

Changes in legislation now make Minnesota counties responsible for defining e-cigarettes.

“We are doing this because recent legislation has defined us as the authority for the sale of e-cigarettes and all e-nicotine delivery devices,” Davies said.

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