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E-CIGARETTE PLAN: Story City Considers Ordinance For Minors

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A bill that would regulate the sale of e-cigarettes is slowly making its way through the legislature. But Story County officials don’t want to wait for state lawmakers to act.

Supervisors want to pass an ordinance making it illegal to buy e-cigs or nicotine cartridges if you are under 18.

Currently there is no state law prohibiting the sale to minors.

Supervisors gathered input on the idea at a public forum in Nevada. They say they haven’t heard of any problems yet but they want to be proactive.

“I don’t know that it is a problem but we want to make sure it doesn’t become a problem,” county supervisor Paul Toot says. “Most of the retailers that I have talked to say they already take steps store-wide but that’s not necessarily the case everywhere.”

No one at the meeting spoke against the plan.

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