In September, following a public hearing, the Grant County Board of Health (BOH) unanimously adopted Ordinance 2014-2: Rules and Regulations of the Grant County Health District Restricting the Sale, Marketing, Use, and Availability of Electronic Vapor Devices and E-Liquid.
The Grant County Board of Health studied the issue and received public testimony for several months before adopting the Ordinance that addresses two public health concerns not currently being addressed by Washington State or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The Ordinance restricts the sale and distribution of electronic vapor devices and e-liquid (with or without nicotine) to people 18 and older. Retailers must display a sign that states sales are prohibited to youth under the age of 18. It also requires products to be stored behind a counter or in a locked cabinet and prohibits sales through vending machines where minors are present. In addition, a minor may not to purchase, possess, or obtain electronic vapor devices or e-liquid.