Happening Now: No Vaping of anything for Minors in Riverton

The Riverton City Council tonight unanimously approved on second reading an ordinance that would prohibit minors from using Vapors or vaping equipment, with or without nicotine, as a substitute for smoking. According to city staff, businesses in the city who sell vapors, oils and vaping equipment already prohibit sales to minors under the age of 18. There is no anticipated impact to businesses. The new ordinance language, in italics, includes: The changes stipulate no person under the age of 18 shall: • Possess or use any tobacco product *or vaping device that involves inhaling vapors or fumes, regardless of the substance being inhaled;* • *The city's General Penalty shall apply (up to $750 fine). Any person charged with a violation... must appear in court with a parent or legal guardian; and, * • "tobacco products" means any substance containing tobacco leaf *or nicotine, regardless or origin. "...Vaping devices, including electronic cigarettes, regardless of the substance intended for inhalation, are included as violations..."* The ordinance requires one more reading before the changes can be enacted. #county10 #news