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Community Bans Vaping In All Town-Owned Areas And Playgrounds

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A Vermont community has banned vaping in its town-owned spaces.
The Fair Haven Select Board  has voted unanimously to add vaping to an existing ordinance regarding behaviors allowed in town-owned areas and playgrounds.

The Rutland Herald reports that 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.

Fair Haven's vaping ban will take effect in early December.

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