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Eaton Rapids passes ordinance cracking down on e-cigarettes

Posted: 3:15 PM, Nov 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-13 20:15:35Z

Eaton Rapids is cracking down on e-cigarette use among minors.

The city recently passed an ordinance that hold business owners accountable if minors purchase an e-cigarette from their business, or use the device on their property.

Failure to follow the rules will result in a civil infraction.

The ordinance also states that e-cigarettes cannot me used by minors in a school building or public place.

The Eaton Rapids Health Alliance says e-cigarette use among minors has been rising at an alarming rate. According to the FDA, over 2 million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in 2017. A study by the Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth showed that 10.5% of middle schoolers and 23.3% of high schoolers in Eaton County used the devices from 2017-2018.