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CS Council Approves Banning E-Cigarettes to Minors

The College Station city council has approved banning e-cigarettes to minors. That includes possession and consumption.

Before the unanimous vote applying to those under 18, the council voted 4-3 against an amendment that would have restored limitations on adult consumption in public places. That clause was dropped last month following opposition from some businessowners in the Northgate district.

Blanche Brick’s amendment was supported by Mayor Nancy Berry and councilwoman Julie Schultz.

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Councilmen Karl Mooney, John Nichols, and James Benham said they were satisfied with addressing the ban to minors now and letting staff continue researching adult consumption.

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Steve Aldrich, who voted with Mooney, Nichols, and Benham, had no comment.

One public speaker, Sherry Ellison, called on considering a total ban as quickly as possible.

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A co-owner of Aggieland Vapors, Laurie Hilton, said they ask for identification from anyone who looks under 18 and she invited the council to her store.

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Click HERE to read the ordinance as presented to the city council.

 

Electronic Cigarette Ordinance from City of College Station

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Posted by on Sep 12 2014. Filed under Featured Stories, News.

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