Alexandria, MN – Take action to stop a vaping ban!

An ordinance that would ban vaping in the same places where smoking is prohibited is being considered by Alexandria’s city council. The city council will hold a public hearing and possibly take action on this ordinance on

Monday, October 23, 2017

7:00 PM

704 Broadway – Council Chambers

Alexandria, MN 56308

Please make plans to attend this hearing. Even if you do not plan to speak, your presence is important as it demonstrates the large numbers of people who are affected by this issue.

In advance of the hearing, please take a moment to contact city council members and urge them to oppose this regulation.

Health organizations in the UK have demonstrated bold leadership by recommending that governments NOT enact sweeping bans on where vapor products can be used. Instead, given the low risk these products pose to users and practically no risk to bystanders, private businesses should be in control of setting their own vaping policies.

(Letter to Alexandria tobacco retailers)

(Link to proposed ordinance)

(Link to October 23rd agenda)

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This article was originally published at CASAA
Author: Alex Clark

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