Published On: Fri, Aug 23rd, 2019

Palm Beach County Park Playgrounds Consider Banning Vapes

Parents should feel comfortable about letting their children play at local parks and playgrounds.

However, the rise of young e-cigarrette users presents another specific problem.

Palm Beach County park playgrounds already have a strong smoking ban, but fail to acknowledge vapes and e-cigarettes.

According to WPTV, the PBC Parks and Recreation Department has brought up the suggestion of a new law against vaping.

The amount of students using e-cigarettes spiked 78% just in the year 2018.

The newly proposed ordinance would add “vaping” to the list of banned actions at parks.

While it would be impossible for law enforcement officers to enforce the rules at every park, the new ordinance would deter violators through penalties and fines.

A first time offense would result in a fine of $50, second offense of $100, third offense of $200 and any offense after that at $400.

The vaping ban has made it through the first reading and will proceed to final approval by county commissioners on the October 8th meeting.

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