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Smoke shop sues Prior Lake over law banning flavored vaping products

Ban on flavored items called unconstitutional

 

September 30, 2021

JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com

This file photo from April 2021 shows flavored e-cigarette nicotine products on the shelf at a shop in Bloomington.

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."

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