Findlay reviews proposed ban on e-cigarettes in public
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:27:37 GMT —
The City of Findlay is looking to put restrictions on electric cigarettes.
The Findlay Health Commissioner suggested to Findlay City Council to amend an ordinance that bans e-cigarettes in public places.
City officials have raised concerns of teens and young adults believing e-cigarettes are a healthier alternative to tobacco.
A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studied e-cigarette use among middle school and high school students. In their findings, during 2011 and 2012, product use increased from 3.3 percent to 6.8 percent.
Businesses in Ohio are required by law to restrict selling e-cigarettes to people under the age of 18. The restriction took effect when Ohio Gov. Kasich signed a bill into law in March, prohibiting children from using and possessing e-cigarettes.
Some e-cigarette retailers in northwest Ohio won't allow minors into their stores.
The city council have planned a meeting to discuss the issue on April 29.