Fargo City Commissioners look to update tobacco ordinances
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Fargo city commissioners are taking a step to stop the increase of e-cigarette use among minors.
Right now, electronic cigarettes are not regulated by the FDA, meaning there are no laws about their use.
In the last year, the percentage of US middle and high school students who reported using them has doubled.
Even though most Fargo businesses have their own rules prohibiting minors, legally anyone can buy them.
Monday night the city council plans to update its tobacco ordinances to include e-cigarettes and all its parts; so that no one can sell to anyone under 18, and minors cannot purchase them.
Holly Scott/Tobacco Prevention Coordinator: "I would venture a guess that most places would not sell to a minor, but by having it written in city ordinance, that way we just ensure that all businesses are following the same set of rules, in that, kinds can't have access to these products."