Duluth Bans Public Use of E-Cigarettes

But...there's no smoke, dumbasses


DULUTH — If it looks like a cigarette, puffs like a cigarette and fits in your hand like a cigarette, the city of Duluth says it should be banned like a cigarette.

Put it out, officials say.

Or, well, turn it off.

Electronic cigarette smokers in the northern Minnesota metropolis will face the same tough restrictions as conventional cigarette smokers, and a series of ordinances on the e-cigs has led residents on both sides to target the Duluth City Council with phone calls and emails.

"I wrote these ordinances and I pushed for them because I want to protect kids and I believe in supporting clean air," Jennifer Julsrud of the Duluth City Council said during a debate over the issue.