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.