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Mercer County adds vaping to indoor air ordinance

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Mercer County users of electronic nicotine devices, also known as vaping devices, will now have to limit their vaping to areas designated for smoking in public.

Electronic nicotine devices, also known as e-cigarettes, were added Wednesday to Mercer County’s indoor air regulations. The Mercer County Board of Health voted unanimously to add e-cigarettes and their definition to the county ordinances regulating smoking in public places.

 The devices, which deliver nicotine to their users with vapor instead of smoke like regular cigarettes, will be limited to the same areas where cigarettes are allowed, according to Susan Kadar, administrator of the Mercer County Health Department.

The amended ordinance goes into effect immediately, but the public will be given a 30-day period of adjustment before enforcement begins…


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