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Green Bay could become next city to ban vaping for minors

Posted: 8:15 PM, Apr 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-01 21:20:33-04
Teen Vaping Ban

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay could soon be the next city in the US to put a ban on vaping for minors.

According to Alderman Randy Scannel Monday City Council voted to approve the ban on vaping for anyone under the age of 18.

According to the proposed law, anyone who sells vape products to a minor is subject to a $500 fine. Also, any minors caught with vaping materials are also subject to a $500 fine.

The vaping ban was given its initial approval today. City council will have to pass the reading of the ordinance again at their next meeting for the ordinance to become law.

If City Council approves the vaping ban at their meeting April 15th the new rules will be immediately become law and will be enforceable in the city of Green Bay.

Scannel says he hasn’t seen or heard of any opposition on this ordinance. He says all of City Council appears to supportive and he fully expects it to pass its next reading on the 15th.

"Talking with law enforcement about this they thought it would be helpful,” says Alderman Scannel. “How do you know that someone is vaping? It could be something else, you know? This simplifies things and makes enforcement a lot easier."