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Moorhead Health Group Asks for E-Cig Regulation

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Moorhead, Minn. (WDAY TV) -- Local health officials are asking the city of Moorhead to ban e-cigarettes in all public buildings.

At Monday's city council meeting, PartnerSHIP 4 Health asked for an update to the Indoor Clean Air Ordinance to include e-cigs.

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The state of Minnesota already regulates the devices in hospitals, schools, and government buildings, but not in other public buildings.

Keely Ihry/Tobacco Prevention Coordinator: "We don't know a lot about them. They're not FDA-regulated, so they haven't really been proven to be a safe alternative to smoking or an effective cessation tool. So, when we look at where they're being used in the general public and in public places, that is something that we get concerned over."

The council did not take any action on the matter this week.

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