Corvallis Passes E-Cigarette Ordinance

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Some new rules are now in place in Corvallis, when it comes to e-cigarettes.

City councilors passed an ordinance that prohibits the sale of electronic cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18, and it makes it illegal to smoke e-cigarettes anywhere smoking is already banned. That includes indoor workplaces and public places and within 10 feet of doors and windows or in parks.

E-cigarettes come in candy flavors like chocolate and bubble gum. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says use nearly doubled among middle school and high school students from 2011 to 2012.

One doctor with Benton County Health says the decision sends a message to kids that smoking e-cigarettes is not safe.

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