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BOC unanimously approves revised vaping ordinance
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The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 to approve a new ordinance restricting the purchasing, possession and use of vape products, including e-cigarettes. The new law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020, raises the legal age to purchase, possess, or use any “alternative nicotine products or vapor products” to 19, one year older than the current age set forth by the state. This follows a trend of increasing age restrictions for tobacco and alternative nicotine products across the country. Currently, 18 states and more than 500 localities have increased the tobacco and, in most cases, vaping age to 21, including Smyrna, Georgia.