FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont community has banned vaping in its town-owned spaces.
The Rutland Herald reports that the Fair Haven Select Board voted unanimously Oct. 8 to add vaping to an existing ordinance regarding behaviors allowed in town-owned areas and playgrounds.
Violators could be fined $50 for a first offense and $100 for second and recurring offenses. Those under 21 caught vaping in the designated areas could also be hit with mandated penalties under a state law.
A state law outlawing possession of vaping or tobacco products by anyone under the age of 21 went into effect July 1.
There is 60-day waiting period to implement Fair Haven’s vaping ban, which will take effect in early December.
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