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Upper Arlington to Vote Soon on E-Cigarette Ban Proposal

UPPER ARLINGTON (Tara Morgan) -- Upper Arlington wants to keep teens from buying or possessing popular electronic cigarettes.

The city is considering a proposal similar to what state lawmakers are reviewing in the General Assembly.

Assistant City Attorney Thad Boggs says some parents are worried their children will start smoking traditional cigarettes after experiencing e-cigarettes.

"If children have access to e-cigarettes they develop a nicotine addiction and then they decide to satisfy that nicotine addiction with the use of conventional cigarettes," said Boggs.

Under the proposal, Upper Arlington teens caught with e-cigs could be fined and ordered to complete a smoking treatment program.

Anyone selling them to Upper Arlington teens would face a fine or jail time.

Council is expected to vote on the proposal February 10th.

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