City targets youth vaping

An ordinance aimed at clarifying and updating Green River’s laws regarding minors in possession of tobacco passed its first reading Tuesday night.

According to city prosecutor Bobby Pineda, the proposal comes after discussions with the police department and student resource officers who are seeing a large increase in the number of students using vaping products in the middle and high schools. Pineda said he’s received reports of teens vaping while on the work restitution bus.

“We’re really having a major problem with it,” he said.

The original ordinance only states that minors under the age of...


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