Smoke shop sues Prior Lake over law banning flavored vaping products
Ban on flavored items called unconstitutional
September 30, 2021
The only smoke shop in Prior Lake is suing the city over an ordinance forbidding the sale of flavored vaping products, alleging the ban is unconstitutional.
Prior Lake Tobacco and Vape opened in 2020, only to have flavored vaping products banned by the city within a year, said attorney V. John Ella, who is representing the store.
"My client's very anxious because he's losing money," Ella said. "Without vaping, in today's market, you just can't make a profit in this business."