E-Cigarettes a Smoking Alternative
E-Cigarettes. You need a tobacco license to sell their products, but the industry says they don’t contain tobacco, except for the ones with tobacco flavoring of course. Right now because little is known about potential harmful long-term effects of vaping there are few regulations on them in Minnesota. And with the typically fruity flavors they tend to appeal to young adults.
Local electronic cigarette shop and lounge Vapor North says the e-juice they sell only contain 4 ingredients: propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, food grade flavorings and nicotine which makes it healthier than regular cigarettes.
Although cigarette smoking is down almost 7.5% in Minnesota over the last 3 years, with the addition of e-cigarettes smoking plus vaping use is up about 5.5% during that same time.
Crave the Change says Minnesotans should be cautious before using e-cigarettes because they aren’t regulated and most bottles don’t have a list of ingredients and contains nicotine.