E-cigs to be added to juvenile ordinance

By: 

Leader Staff

Shawano County is looking at adding electronic cigarettes to its ordinance prohibiting possession of tobacco for minors.

The ordinance banning possession of cigarettes and tobacco products by minors hasn’t been updated in 25 years.

Since then, the use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, has become an issue.

Shawano County Sheriff Adam Bieber said the amendment to the ordinance is just an update to the old language to keep up with new technology.

The amendment intended to address “the new nicotine-containing delivery devices now available to minors,” will go before the County Board on Dec. 19.

The ordinance states that law enforcement may seize materials violating the ordinance and levy a fine of $150.